News 12 @ 11 Monday March, 17, 2008
With 17 starters back from a team that went to the Chick Fil-A bowl a year ago, expectations at Clemson are pretty high. This evening, the top Tiger, Tommy Bowden, made what's become his annual trek to Aiken.
Bowden was on hand to meet and greet those wearing the Clemson orange and sign a few autographs along the way. Among those returning, the starting backfield of C.J Spiller and James Davis. Also, record setting quarterback Cullen Harper who raised quite a few eyebrows with his performance last year.
"We thought he might be a good quarterback" said Tommy Bowden. "But we didn't know he'd have the success he had, especially his first year. We had a really dominate quarterback in the conference in Matt Ryan who looks like he might go in the top in the draft, and he (Harper) out performed him."
Tigers start the year against S.E.C. foe Alabama in the Georgia Dome, then four straight games in Death Valley.