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READ Unreal recap of 1916 FB campaign (106 yrs ago) told by 76'er
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READ Unreal recap of 1916 FB campaign (106 yrs ago) told by 76'er

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May 22, 2022, 9:54 AM
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under O.J.'s original post today (Sunday May 22).. telling of Clemson's Coach Wayne Hart having a 3-6 record and the unusual neutral sites that these teams played at.

Thought I knew my Tiger FB history but this floored me, especially who our HC of FB was (Wayne Hart)!

WHO?!

Great post 76'er..you have super snack of memory, history & writing skill and tying it in with a number that is relevant with something going on today..

like "106" days to our 2022 football start to "106" years ago when Tigers went 3-6 under a new FB Coach named Wayne Hart.

Please share more often!

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I love reading his post. Look forward to it each day.

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May 22, 2022, 9:58 AM
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76er®

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Re: I love reading his post. Look forward to it each day.

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May 22, 2022, 10:06 AM
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Me too!

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"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
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You give me too much credit. I just figured I would augment

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May 22, 2022, 11:38 AM
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OJ's daily post with a little Clemson history gleaned straight out of the Wickerpedia.

The older history is real interesting, though. You have to wonder if there were any crowds at all at some of these early games, early sites. Hardly any of the teams, including us, were playing at their current home stadiums back then. The age of the mega-stadium was still a few years off.

Georgia Tech started playing at what then was called Grant Field (now Bobby Dodd) in 1913. The original bleacher capacity, with the actual bleachers having been built by students, was all of 5,600 people.

Georgia playing "between the hedges" at Sanford Stadium was still more than a decade away.

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It was a good idea.***

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Re: READ Unreal recap of 1916 FB campaign (106 yrs ago) told by 76'er

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May 22, 2022, 11:53 AM
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I'll bet bill was there waving the paw flag. I dont think he would let the fact we didn't use the paw till the 70's stop him

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