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Tommy Bowden: FSU Is Certainly Capable Of Beating Alabama

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NCAA Football - Miami vs Clemson - September 17, 2005

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Former Clemson Head Coach and current ACC analyst, Tommy Bowden, talks to Mac and Jim about coming down the home stretch of the ACC football schedule.

Coach Bowden joins the guys and quickly makes sure to point out he’s the only analyst to predict Duke would go to a bowl each of the last two years.

On Duke’s chances to beat Miami: Miami will have to turn the ball over, which they’ve had a propensity to do. If Duke can somehow get Jamison Crowder fifteen quality touches, they’ll have an opportunity. Duke has a really good offensive scheme and they’ll have to player their best to have a chance to beat Miami.

On David Cutcliffe: He’s a good coach. When I was coaching my staff’s salaries were middle of the pack and I was fighting Duke. Duke was one or two in money allotted for the staff. So he’s brought in a good staff and he’s done a good job with recruiting. Most off all he’s got a great offensive scheme that puts a a lot of stress on defenses.

On Florida State’s chances to beat Alabama: I think they’re capable. Number one, they’ve got a really good defense. Number two, they’ve got a difference maker at quarterback. They’re not as talented at running back as Alabama, but their wide receivers are very, very talented. There will also be some knowledge and carry over from Jimbo Fisher working with Nick Saban. With Jimbo being an offensive guy and Nick being a defensive guy, Jimbo will know how to attack them. So he’s got some intangibles in his back pocket that would make it a very competitive game, with a chance to win it, if they were to play.

Coach Bowden also talks about his father’s birthday present, the Jameis Winston assault case, Nick Saban’s possible move to Texas and his thoughts on tonight’s Clemson and Georgia Tech tilt.

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