Danny Ford on Twitter?


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To follow Coach Ford on Twitter, it’s @CoachDannyFord.

Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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said a few weeks ago that the cooler-than-normal and wetter-than-normal August weather that Clemson experienced during fall camp were the most recent “signs of the Apocalyse.”

However, with apologies to Rick Reilly at Sports Illustrated, perhaps the biggest sign of the Apocalypse that I’ve seen recently is that former Clemson coach Danny FordDanny Ford
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is on Twitter.

Ford is old school. Ford is blocking and tackling. Ford is chewing tobacco, and the block C on the Clemson cap. Ford is mesh jerseys and ACC Championships.

And now, Ford is on Twitter as part of the Coaches Cabana show that he is doing with Mark Sturgis during Clemson football games this fall. He even got a crash course on Twitter from a family member a little over a week ago because he wants to make sure that he is the one answering questions.

“I had an old flip phone before I started doing this with these guys,” Ford told TigerNet Saturday afternoon. “And now I have an Iphone and a Twitter account, and things I’ve never heard of in my life. And now, I’m trying to learn how to do it. But this is going to be fun. We will look at the Clemson games, and we will comment on it and answer people’s questions. So it should be fun.”

Ford said that he stayed away from technology as long as he could.

“I told people when they called me and said, ‘Give me your email address that I don’t email, I don’t Twitter and I don’t Facebook,” Ford said. “But now I have changed because of this Twitter deal. They say the market on this is the 25-to-35 age group, and they all go in the stadium on their smartphones and they start tweeting each other and texting each other. It’s just another way to second-guess a coach, I guess.”

The Coaches Cabana is launching in 14 markets with 14 name-brand former college football coaches this fall. The former coaches will be providing color commentary for the 2013 season. The show is a live-stream of the coaches commenting on the football games in real-time as they are occurring. The coaches will also be responding to questions asked on Twitter as they dissect the game, the plays and football in general.

Ford said that doing the show should be a lot of fun, and his intent isn’t to second-guess the Clemson coaches, but rather to provide insight.

“It’s just football. They just run it a little bit quicker these days,” he said. “But it’s still football. It’s still blocking and tackling and fundamentals. But I’ve told Coach Swinney that I don’t want to be a hindrance to his football program, and hopefully I can help his football program. But you have to tell the truth, too, you know? They will make mistakes, and when they make a mistake, you have to tell the truth and say they made a mistake. “

Ford then laughed and said that he has the luxury of a 25-second tape-delay, and shouldn’t make mistakes, a far cry from his coaching days.

“But, I shouldn’t make a mistake, because I’ve already seen the play,” he said, smiling.

Ford said that today’s coaches have a lot of headaches they have to deal with because of the advent of social media, but they also have an advantage.

“I know they do all of their recruiting by that, and a lot of their reading on that,” Ford said. “You know, we used to get all of our articles by the newspapers. The girls would come over and cut out articles on prospects and we would read them that way. They can read about them almost right away on the internet now, and we couldn’t do that.”

To follow Coach Ford on Twitter, it’s @CoachDannyFord.

Coaches Cabana coaches

Barry Switzer - Oklahoma
Jackie Sherrill - Texas A&M
Fred Akers - Texas
John Fourcade - LSU
Johnny Majors - Tennessee
Ray Goff - Georgia
Galen Hall - Florida
Danny Ford - Clemson
Milt Tenopir - Nebraska
Max Howell - Ole Miss
Jay Paterno - Penn State
Pat Jones - Oklahoma State
Bill Oliver - Alabama
Jack Crowe - Auburn


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Danny's right about the second guessing.***
argonaut1992®
Yeah he picked up on that quick.***
wildblulou®
Re: Danny's right about the second guessing.******
RFB74
Navy and orange look good. Never modeled better than
ATL PAW MAN®
Re: Navy and orange look good. Never modeled better than
TigersTeeth
But we did wear Navy, for decades and decades....And it
CM Shack
Re: But we did wear Navy, for decades and decades....And it
TigersTeeth
When I was growing up, our colors were Orange and White...
CM Shack
Re: When I was growing up, our colors were Orange and White...
RFB74
Re: When I was growing up, our colors were Orange and White...
RFB74
Purple is a hard color to die and make steadfast for washing
MackDaddy®
Somehow Northwestern and Furman made it work...***
CM Shack
Re: Somehow Northwestern and Furman made it work...***
RFB74
Re: Navy and orange look good. Never modeled better than
sam84
I've recently gotten to know Mark Sturgis pretty
TigerGrant8®
Re: I've recently gotten to know Mark Sturgis pretty
Motor City Bengal
Spurrier couldn't hold Danny's jockstrap.
TigerGrant8®
Re: Spurrier couldn't hold Danny's jockstrap.
Motor City Bengal
Danny's going in the ROH Saturday or sometime this
TigerGrant8®
Re: Danny's going in the ROH Saturday or sometime this
Motor City Bengal
I have an extremely credible source who assures me
TigerGrant8®
No Disrespect
StewPidaz
Re: No Disrespect
RFB74
Yeah...or maybe a picture of Death Valley
darkhuntingtiger
this is really cool and all
tigergrad07
NEVER thought I'd see the day when old school, country
AllTimeClemson
Just checked it out, he's pimping himself out for
AllTimeClemson
PURPLE
RFB74

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