Dodging the question, Tommy Bowden says USF job has 'a lot to offer'

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Tommy Bowden shakes hands with Clemson University Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips after announcing his resignation as the University's head football coach at a press conference Monday, Oct. 13.

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Tommy Bowden shakes hands with Clemson University Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips after announcing his resignation as the University's head football coach at a press conference Monday, Oct. 13.

In the aftermath of political season, Tommy Bowden is presenting a 'figure out what I didn't say' riddle when it comes to his interest in the head coaching vacancy at South Florida.

Interviewed today by Tampa area sports radio station 620 WDAE, the former Clemson coach repeatedly dodged specific questions about his interest in leading the Bulls' program. At the same time, he clearly left the door open.

“I’ve always felt like at that job (USF), you could be successful," said Bowden. "They've got a lot to offer. I’ll do like most politicians and avoid the answer.”

Bowden spoke favorably of the opportunities afforded by South Florida, which parted ways with former head coach Skip Holtz on Sunday.

“Being associated with Florida State for so long, when Central Florida and South Florida started their programs, I thought both of them have the potential to be really solid programs” said Bowden. “Both are good jobs and have an option to be really successful...

“The fact that the Big East is struggling with an identity losing members, that’s a problem for the school and the conference. It’s not a problem in attracting a good coach."

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