Tommy Bowden Steps Down

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Monday October 13, 2008. (AP) -- Tommy Bowden is out as Clemson's football coach.

Receivers coach Dabo Swinney becomes the interim coach of the 3-3 Tigers, who are just off a 12-7 loss to Wake Forest.

Bowden was in his 10th season at Clemson before he met Monday with athletic director Terry Don Phillips and the two agreed he should step aside.

A news conference is scheduled for Monday night.

Clemson started the season ranked No. 9 and was picked to win the ACC. But the team opened with a drugging by Alabama and has been disappointing. Last week, Bowden said he was replacing starting quarterback Cullen Harper with Willy Korn.

Clemson faces Georgia Tech at home this Saturday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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