Recruiting karma can be a bitch, too.

This is what happens when you go the extra mile for seventeen year old high school seniors that you’ve just gotta have in your program.

Clemson has two talented veteran tailbacks in James Davis and C.J. Spiller, yet the Tigers’ first carry of the season went to true freshman Jamie Harper, a recruiting promise by coach Tommy Bowden. Alabama linebacker Cory Reamer stripped Harper, the Tide recovered at the Clemson 31 and converted the fumble into three points. “If he’s here for three years, that’s a thousand plays a year,” Bowden said. “If he’s here for 3,000 plays and I offer him one, that’s a pretty good tradeoff.”

Even if it contributes to blowing a shot at a MNC run, I guess…  and Tommy’s presuming he’ll be there for those next 3,000 plays.


UPDATE: The OBC comments. Why am I not surprised?



Filed under Recruiting, Tommy Bowden: Male Model

2 responses to “Recruiting karma can be a bitch, too.

  1. NebraskaDawg

    Looks like Bowden will say or do anything to recruit.
    Serves him right.


  2. Ally

    Both Bowden and Spurrier need to keep their mouths shut.

    Bama knew what Tammy was gonna do before the snap and punished him for it. To hear Tammy STILL defending his gameplan is not only laughable, but utterly pathetic given their implosion.

    And SOS criticizing Clemsux? Seriously? For all of Bowden’s stupidity he sure doesn’t seem to have a problem whipping Spurrier’s ass every year. The evil chickin will do well to focus on his own program’s lack of offense & slow D before calling out Tammy.