Bowden won't take over offense
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Tommy Bowden fired three assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Mike O'Cain and defensive coordinator John Lovett.
Thielen Smith, a linebackers coach who had been with Bowden for eight seasons, also was let go, Bowden said Monday.
O'Cain, the former North Carolina State coach, had been with the Tigers for four seasons, although this was his first as offensive coordinator.
Lovett finished his third season leading Clemson's defense.
The next offensive coordinator would be Bowden's fourth since arriving at Clemson before the 1999 season. O'Cain, who also worked with the quarterbacks, was given the offensive coordinator duties last winter.
Bowden, known for his background in offense, said he would not take over coordinator duties.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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