Former Clemson coach Tommy West was fired at Memphis Monday after spending nine years running the program. He will stay on to coach the rest of the season but it looks like he will be doing anything but toeing the company line. During his weekly news conference West took some direct shots at the administration and what he perceives as a lack of commitment on their part.
“I couldn’t say (this) as a coach, but it’s too painful,” West said. “It’s too painful for coaches, for players, for people, for fans. Put something in it or do away with it, one or the other.”
Memphis is 2-7 this season. West is 49-58 during his time there.