Honestly this does not surprise me. Terry Don is frankly bad news, very archaic. I don’t say this in the vein that FSU has produced great leadership itself.
Goin at FSU decided FSU did not need to go into the SEC after listening of course to Bowden. The Sandy D’Alemberte, a (gator grad) and president of FSU signed off on Bowden hiring his son Fredo. Then T.K. Wetherell (played for Bowden) decided he was more AD than president kept Bobby on much longer than he should have. I can’t prove it but I think he again fired Dave Hart one of the best ADs we ever had because he mentioned it might be time for BB to depart. He is now at Tennessee. We now have Spetman who is also a loser and actually had Christian Ponder announce Bowden’s firing. He won’t be there long. Then there is our new boy Eric Barron, who was taken off balance when the BOT said yeah it is time to look into the Big 12.
Barron had some bizarre emails he was sending out and actually knocked the Big 12 academics. Yeah that is right, the same Big 12 the BOT, his bosses were telling him it was time to look into this conference.
TDP seems cut from the same cloth if you ask me, a boy who has reached his expiration date.
Many times schools look to old coaches and alumni and many times it does not work out. Best to get yourself a high powered one who knows what his is doing, (Bowlsby) and has had experience. Ford is too old anyway. Clemson needs a young dynamic guy and they have the money.