Clemson Benchs Harper In Favor of Korn

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Friday Oct. 10, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson coach Tommy Bowden is changing
quarterbacks, benching preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player
of the year Cullen Harper in favor of backup Willy Korn.

Bowden says he made the decision Friday afternoon after watching
tape of the Tigers 12-7 loss at Wake Forest the night before.

The Tigers play next at home against Georgia Tech on Oct. 18. Bowden said he had to do something to spark the team. The coach said Korn is more mobile than Harper and gives the Tigers more options on offense.

Bowden stood behind offensive coordinator Rob Spence, despite
the team scoring only one touchdown the past seven quarters. Bowden says he'll reevaluate the decision after Korn's performance against the Yellow Jackets.

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