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Topic: FB Update: Throwback Thursday: Clemson vs Duke 1961
Replies: 12   Last Post: Mar 22, 2014 8:14 AM by: apextiger®
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I know that, but if you know much about the ACC then ...
Posted: Mar 21, 2014 10:33 PM

... you know that ACC titles in the 60s didn't get much recognition. We had some good teams and reasonably good seasons. I'm not trying to put down the accomplishments of those teams, simply trying to lend perspective.

For instance, we had a great team in 1967. One of the most talented Clemson teams ever IMHO.

We were undefeated at 6-0 in the ACC and won the conference title easily, but we were 6-4 overall and lost to Georgia, Alabama, Ga Tech and Auburn.

No bowl and no national ranking. This was a big decline from the fairly regular Orange, Sugar, Gator, and Bluebonnet Bowls of the 50's.

We won the ACC several times in the 60s, but we never went to a bowl, never won more than 6 games in any season and ... we were indeed on that long slow downward spiral that wouldn't really end until 1977.

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