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Tommy Bowden getting some peace

10/18/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Behind the closed doors of the locker room following Clemson's 21-17 loss to Georgia Tech, interim head coach Dabo Swinney said a prayer that included blessings for Tommy Bowden, former offensive coordinator Rob Spence, and their families.

Bowden, though, finally seems to be getting some peace.

He sent a text message to defensive coordinator Vic Koenning late this week, very similar to one he sent in the spring while Koenning was out recruiting and he was at the beach:

"Just as I suspected. Fall tides are the same as spring tides. Eleven waves per minute at the shore."

Koenning smiled as he told this story. He said his friend is fine, and left before it could get any worse.

"Nobody likes to get beat up," Koenning said. "He got to get out before they threw stones on him. They threw enough."