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Whats the one year you think Clemson was good enough
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Whats the one year you think Clemson was good enough


Dec 13, 2023, 7:32 PM
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To win it all, with it being a year that we didn’t.

Of course 2019 and the other recent years we missed. But what about ever?

I’d say 1978. Lost to Georgia, but then dominated most of the wins from there and looked good.

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2017 had DW4 stayed

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:33 PM
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1990 had Ford not been fired

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Re: 1990

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:40 PM
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Absolutely a national championship team…
Hatfield managed 10-2…

Ford would’ve won another national championship…

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Concur.

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Dec 13, 2023, 8:30 PM
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We had the best defense in the nation. We had the second best offense in our history, and that’s without Terry Allen who went pro.

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Concur as well***

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Dec 13, 2023, 8:32 PM
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Re: Concur as well***

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Dec 13, 2023, 10:02 PM
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Wasn't that the year we played WV in the Gator and whipped Major(Disappointment) Harris' A$$?

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That was 89.


Dec 13, 2023, 10:31 PM
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Also a monster team, but couldn’t get past GT and Duke (!).

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I disagree. Dannys teams were typically good for at least one bad loss.***

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Dec 13, 2023, 10:36 PM [ in reply to 2017 had DW4 stayed ]
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Lol, of course you do. Has there EVER been a Clemson coach in any sport you

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Dec 14, 2023, 8:31 AM
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liked, other than Brad Brownell? What is it about him that drives this blind devotion?

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Re: I disagree. Dannys teams were typically good for at least one bad loss.***

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Dec 14, 2023, 10:29 AM [ in reply to I disagree. Dannys teams were typically good for at least one bad loss.*** ]
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But if we hadn’t been snubbed by the NCAA basketball tourney last year we were good enough to have won it all. 😂😂

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Re: I disagree. Dannys teams were typically good for at least one bad loss.***


Dec 14, 2023, 10:39 AM
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Yep dang it, what were they thinking snubbing a team that lost to Morehead St on their home court. 🤬🤬🤬

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Re: I disagree. Dannys teams were typically good for at least one bad loss.***


Dec 14, 2023, 10:46 AM [ in reply to I disagree. Dannys teams were typically good for at least one bad loss.*** ]
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Everyone is trashing you here for the comment but living through that time attending games, there’s some level of truth to what you are saying. I’m a huge Danny fan but you’re right, we did lose some games in that era where you’d just shrug and shake your head.

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Dec 14, 2023, 10:48 AM [ in reply to I disagree. Dannys teams were typically good for at least one bad loss.*** ]
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But I do believe Danny would’ve won another one if his time had not been cut short. That 90 team was loaded.

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Re: 2017 had DW4 stayed


Dec 14, 2023, 10:39 AM [ in reply to 2017 had DW4 stayed ]
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Can't give enough TU's for this! 1990 was loaded. We would have won it all IMO.

Agree 2019 definitely had the talent.

1978 was a great team and had the talent.

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:34 PM
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2008. We were so hyped. Even had some legendary players. But what happened had to happen and I’m glad it did because it brought us not one but two more National Championships

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Dec 14, 2023, 10:43 AM
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I remember going to the Prowl and Growl or whatever it was called that year and remember the expectations, but when Tommy was talking I had the feeling he did not think we had what the media thought we had. Dang if he wasn’t correct but at the time I did not think he would lose his job. After Wake Forest it was evident he was losing it but had no idea it would happen as soon as it ended up being.

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2014

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:40 PM
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If Deshaun doesn't get hurt in the Spring or during that season I think Clemson goes no worse than 12-1 and gets into the first CFP instead of FSU. Clemson had a national championship level defense.

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Re: 2014


Dec 13, 2023, 8:00 PM
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It was the #1 defense in the nation.

One thing about Dabo’s reluctance to stray away from his starting QB that people don’t understand, because they don’t actually follow Clemson football, is that it has likely been because our backups in the last couple years were not as good as DW or TL in their freshman years.

People act as if any backup we ever have now can come in and save our a**es like Deshaun and Trevor. It was about the 4th game of both of their freshman years where they were both really put in the 1st string spot.

But, if Dabo had let Deshaun play from the point he came in and threw a TD against Georgia until the end of the season assuming he does not get hurt, I think we at least make it to the national championship.

Maybe we still lose to Georgia, but we would’ve won the FSU game without Jameis, and would’ve certainly won at GT if Deshaun does not get hurt.

And no one can tell me otherwise because we now have proof of Deshaun’s accolades in college.

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Re: 2014

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Dec 13, 2023, 11:27 PM
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“People act as if any backup we ever have now can come in and save our a**es like Deshaun and Trevor.”

So, how do you like our backup position now?

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2015***

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Re: 2015***


Dec 13, 2023, 10:40 PM
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If Mike Williams doesn't break his vertebrae at the beginning of the year we absolutely would have won that year.

But at the same time Mike would have gone pro after that season and I don't think we'd win the championship in 2016 without him so it's a bit of give and take.

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Yep. I always consider that one the "One That We Got Suckered Out Of."


Dec 14, 2023, 8:34 AM [ in reply to 2015*** ]
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It is a testament to that team that Nick Saban knew he was in trouble enough to have to pull things from way down in his bag of tricks to pull that game out. But, he did it, that is what the great ones do, they find a way. Just like we did, the very next year.

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2017

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:45 PM
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Number 1 overall seed, bad draw with Bama.

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That Juan hurt.***

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:53 PM
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Re: 2017

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:57 PM [ in reply to 2017 ]
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Bama getting in then was a bigger joke than this year. Didn't even win their half of the conference. Should have been Ohio State but committee didn't want Clemson to embarrass them again.

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And yet, much like that year, a very good chance they win the whole thing again


Dec 14, 2023, 8:39 AM
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THIS year. Yes, they nearly had what SHOULD have been an elimination loss against Awbarn. But, it wasn't.

Remember 1981? We barely squeaked by TULANE 13-5. North Carolina, 10-8. Champions normally have at least one close win, or even a loss, somewhere along the way. But, they find a way when it counts, and get to hoist that trophy.

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Re: And yet, much like that year, a very good chance they win the whole thing again


Dec 14, 2023, 10:53 AM
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I’ll give you Tulane but UNC was a #### tough team that year.

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:47 PM
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2012 had we gotten Clowney.

We beat FSU, little Carolina and beat down Notre Dame

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Dec 13, 2023, 10:35 PM
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I’ve always said that. Don’t think we’d have beaten Bama but we wouldn’t have to. We would have crushed ND. Not getting Clowney cost us 2012.

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Re: 2001


Dec 13, 2023, 7:54 PM
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Woody Dantzler was AWESOME!! Under Coach Bowden we were getting better every year at the beginning.

Then we lost to Virginia at home...

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Re: Whats the one year you think Clemson was good enough


Dec 13, 2023, 7:54 PM
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1989 or 1990. Danny had unloaded. Hatfield screwed up in 1990

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Dec 13, 2023, 7:56 PM
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1989 or 1990. Danny had us loaded. Hatfield screwed up in 1990

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1989***


Dec 13, 2023, 8:20 PM
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1989. Danny Ford had his best team and

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Dec 13, 2023, 8:29 PM
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somehow lost two games, one to Duke where we fumbled the win away. The other was a GT loss where the team slept-walked.

That team had...

Terry Allen
Levon Kirkland
Wayne Simmons
Jeb Flesch
Hank Phillips
Stacy Long
Jed Bodine
Dexter Davis
Wesley McFadden
Chris Gardocki

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1990


Dec 13, 2023, 10:37 PM
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Loaded.

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2015. That team was really good.


Dec 13, 2023, 10:39 PM
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And so close. If Saban hadn’t done that onside kick we would’ve won.

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Re: 2015. That team was really good.


Dec 14, 2023, 10:56 AM
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Not even that if. If our star defensive back and lockdown corner had not gone down in that game, we absolutely win.

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Dec 13, 2023, 10:45 PM
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I remember 1989. Spent most Saturdays driving home from college and listening to Jim Phillips.

Kept listening to the Duke game thinking, "this can't be right. we'll pull it out. just need a little more time." And then there was no more time. I was dumbfounded.

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Dec 13, 2023, 11:14 PM
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1984 - Hope someone with a better memory can confirm, but if I remember correctly we were coming off 12-0, 9-1-1, 9-1-1 seasons and were ranked number 1 or 2 going into GA game. Some said this team was better than the 1981 team. William Perry and Mike Epply were seniors and again we had an awesome defense. Had a big lead at GA and had like 6 or 7 turnovers letting them back in the game and lost on butlers 60 yd field goal. Cost us not only that game but the next week at GT as well. Closed the season out with loses to MD and USC. A lot like this years team, a team that could have gone undefeated, ended up 8-4. Am I remembering correctly?

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Dec 13, 2023, 11:21 PM
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1900- we were 6-0. John Heisman felt we were robbed…

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Dec 14, 2023, 11:09 AM
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+1. Bama would’ve claimed it!

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Dec 14, 2023, 8:45 AM
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1989 …Duke loss , we were just OFF our game. After that FSU win , I thought we had a solid chance, but Spurrier got us .

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1990 for sure. Thats the only one for me other than the obvious 2015 and 2019***


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Dec 14, 2023, 8:51 AM
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2014.... if DW4 doesnt get hurt and we dont snap the ball over his head @ FSU... we would have been 12-1 ACC champs and playing our best ball going into the CFP.

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Dec 14, 2023, 10:26 AM
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The 1948 undefeated season. We was robbed!

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1989-1990***


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Re: Whats the one year you think Clemson was good enough


Dec 14, 2023, 10:45 AM
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The defense was good enough this year, 2017 and 2014 to win it all. Offense was a problem in all 3 years of course.

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