Tommy Bowden was fired today at Clemson — not a huge surprise, I suppose, given the unreal expectations at season's beginning and how it's panned out (and by the way, watching Wake and Clemson struggle to an epic 12-7 ... something, ranks as one of the more excruciating experiences in life).
If the timing strikes you as odd, consider this: Bowden's teams at Clemson have shown a propensity for finishing strong, winning five of its last six or four straight or something like that. And it always happens just as the head coach is going on notice, and then he always pulls in a strong recruiting class ... and the cycle repeats itself again the following season.
I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that the powers would rather just get rid of him now, so they don't have to go through that again.
More on this and other things later. I think.