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Report: Tommy Bowden in the mix for UAB job

While the NFL plays its conference title games, the college coaching rumors continue to fly.

The latest word according to is that former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden is in the mix for the UAB job.

Bowden coached the Tigers from 1999 until 2008. He went 72-45 at Clemson but was never able to win more than nine games in a season. He resigned mid-way through the 2008 season after a disappointing start. He’s been out of coaching ever since.

All sorts of names have been associated with the UAB job since head coach Garrick McGee left to become the offensive coordinator for Bobby Petrino at Louisville, but a leading candidate has yet to emerge.

Getting Bowden would probably be a coup, as he brings the family name and experience coaching at the lower FBS level, having coached at Tulane prior to moving to Clemson.