Want to know how far FSU has to go in getting back to where it once was? The ACC announced its ACC All Football Teams and the Noles failed to place any player on the first team offense. Only one FSU player was on the second team offense, OG Rodney Hudson. On defense, LB Geno Hayes was the only Nole named to the first team defense. Divisional winners Boston College and Virginia Tech each landed seven players on the first and second teams, while Clemson had a total six selections and Wake Forest had five.
Looks as if Clemson doesn't mind that Tommy Boy has a tendency to fold like a cheap lawn chair. Work began Monday to keep coach Tommy Bowden at Clemson with athletic director Terry Don Phillips offering to extend the coach's contract.Bowden met briefly with athletic director Terry Don Phillips two days after the No. 16 Tigers beat South Carolina 23-21 -- his seventh win over Clemson's instate rival in nine seasons.
Clemson quarterback Cullen Harper had arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder Monday but is expected to be ready when the 16th-ranked Tigers begin bowl practice next month. Left guard Chris McDuffie, selected to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, also had surgery on his elbow, which had been in a large protective covering the past few games.