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My Father is Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 8:38 PM
 

Just not the same Frank Howard. Back in 1982, I was getting therapy at Jervey for my rotator cuff surgery when who should walk in... Coach Frank Howard. I told him about my dad with the same name, and after a very loud and gruff, "WHAT!!!", he had a good laugh. After that day, Coach Howard would always stop by and see me during therapy. I cherish our short conversations.
Anyone have any Coach Howard stories?


You still over at Sloan St?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 8:44 PM
 

May swing by there tomorrow night.


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Re: You still over at Sloan St?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 8:48 PM
 

Haha...
Jimmy and I had a good laugh over this in the early 80s.
I love the Tap Room.


Whenever you talked to him he always had to tell

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 8:50 PM
 

you a funny story.


Re: My Father is Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 8:56 PM
 

My mother went to work in the IPYAY office in 1986 and worked there until she retired. Back when she first started, IPTAY was in Jervey as well as the coaches’ offices, and Coach Howard had an office in the building. I was 12 years old when I first met him, and I spent many hours through two summers sitting in his office with him and listening to his stories about coaching at Clemson. He was the most entertaining human being I’d ever seen at that time in my life and I’ll never forget the time I was able to spend with him.


Re: My Father is Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 9:02 PM
 

My Dad (played for Howard '48-'52) introduced me to Coach Howard about 5 times at the letterman club under the west endzone. Each time both of them treated it as the first time I was meeting coach Howard. ???? Frankly, I did too! (no pun intended)

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When I was a student in the 70’s...

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 9:20 PM
 

My parents would tailgate on Williamson Road between Lot 2 and Fike (remember that, @tigerHawk76?). Our bathroom of choice was Fike, as the current plethora of porta-potties had not been deployed. I was in line at a urinal, desperate to rid myself of used beer, and when I finally reached the Promised Land, I heard a gruff voice behind me holler “you better move over boy, or I’m gonna #### in your pocket!” Yes, it was Frank, and I bruised my prostate clamping off the stream!
And yes, Jimmy Howard, proprietor of Sloan Street Tap Room, knows this story. Meet me there Sunday at 2 and I’ll buy you a $1 Rolling Rock!

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I interviewed Coach FH twice in 1965 & wrote 2 articles in The TiGER Student Paper..

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 10:01 PM
 

and may share them someday.

Oh, Chatted with him in 1988 and he told me the unknown story of why Bypass from G’ville to Easley to Clemson was built (and should have been named for him).

PS: Had to do with Gamecocks, their first football game ever AT Clemson in 1960 & the SC Highway Patrol.

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Re: I interviewed him twice in 1965 & wrote 2 articles in The TiGER Student Paper..

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 10:05 PM
 

Can't wait to hear any and all.


Re: I interviewed him twice in 1965 & wrote 2 articles in The TiGER Student Paper..

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 10:57 PM
 

Hope you share them - LBB !! Would be interested in reading !! -<img border=">

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Re: I interviewed him twice in 1965 & wrote 2 articles in The TiGER Student Paper..

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:16 PM
 

Back in '69-'70 123 from CU to Easley to G'ville was an Intrastate Ghost Town...You could put the hammer down and sometime the only vehicles would be you and SCHP...

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More Frank Howard stories, please!***

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 10:42 PM
 



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Re: More Frank Howard stories, please!***

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 11:59 AM
 

In 1959, at the end of the last "Big Thursday" game, Frank blew a kiss to the field. he was kissing Big Thursday goodbye.


Holiday Inn at the lake - early 70"s -

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 10:49 PM
 

when I first was introduced to Coach Howard - I was a kid, they had a huge buffet either for breakfast on game day or Sunday - can't really remember. He was bigger than life.

Played a lot of football in the grassy area in the middle of the rooms with the little balls they used to toss out in the stands.

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Re: My Father is Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 11:01 PM
 

My dad knew Frank Howard and when I was a little kid, my dad would take me over to say hi whenever he saw him around before the ballgames in the early 70s. I'll never forget Coach shaking my hand, and in that classic voice of his, saying "Son, you're no bigger than them watermelons your daddy used to brang me!"

Of course, I was pretty insulted at the time, but it's a great memory now.

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Re: My Father is Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 11:11 PM
 

Skip to 1:08 of the video for classic Frank Howard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48O7oRK6f_s


Re: My Father is Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 2:17 AM
 

That was great! Thank you.

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Perfect !!!

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 8:50 AM
 

Loved the walk through days gone by!!!

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"Danny was so level headed...

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:49 PM
 

...he had tobacco juice runnin out of both sides of his mouth".

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 4:02 PM
 

Thanks.

Great stuff. Loved the stories

Will never forget Danny nor Howard

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Re: My Father is Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 4:23 AM
 

Yes, I had the honor of meeting him briefly on a Sunday morning
at the old Holiday Inn. I was just about to enter, when I spotted Coach
and waited to hold the door for him. Coach asked how my morning was going
and I replied "doing fine, how bout you". He replied "Well, I got up feeling
fine, got dressed feeling fine, walked to the car not feeling fine, ####
Black birds sh-- all over my brand new car. It just ain't right, know
what I mean?"
I replied "Yes sir Coach, I know just what you mean." What a character!


Coach Howard was never at a loss for words and his

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 5:43 AM
 

voice was one of a kind. You could always find him at lunch time at the Holiday Inn and on most Saturday mornings at the Coffee Club with Mac Folger and several others. If you ever met Coach Howard, you never forgot it!

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Actually got to know Coach Howard fairly well,

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 6:56 AM
 

while being on the cheerleading team and as Editor of "The Tiger."

True story: after a pep rally in the amphitheater the students tossed the male cheerleaders in the library reflection pool, and emerging soaking wet, the first people I saw were Dean Cox and Coach Howard. Coach laughed and said, "Boy, you better not turn sideways cause you're skinny as a broomstick and folks might not see you!" The three of us laughed. Years later I saw both again together at a function in Columbia, and I was stunned when the first thing Coach said was, "Boy, you still skinny as a broomstick!" By that time I had served four years active duty as an Army Officer and had started my business.........and probably still weighed 140 pounds, the same weight I was at Clemson. Funny thing was my Mother, God rest her soul, always said the same! lol.

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Re: Actually got to know Coach Howard fairly well,

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 8:52 AM
 

In 1975-76 I worked at tje Chevrolet dealership in Bishopville, SC. One day I saw a bald gentelman walk over from the Shell station next door looking at our cars. I recognized jim and walked out to great Coach Howard. A Clemson Boatd member owned the station and Coach had stopped by to see him. I showed him a couple of Caprices and even went for a test drive. I told him I was at Clemson for his last season as coach and we talked a little about football. He thanked me and gave me his telephone number. I followed up and called him the next week at his office.
He thanked me for showing him the cars but said he felt he had to buy one from his local dealer. I thanked him for his consideration.

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Re: Frank Howard

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 9:15 AM
 

I was a freshman in '68 and Coach Howard talked to us early in the semester. '68 was the last true rat season. Coach just talked for a while and advised us to behave ourselves. He said that we could check out fraternity life and suggested:

Tappa Kegga Day
I Felta Thigh

What a riot and a great ambassador for Clemson!


My Coach Howard story (posted before)

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:10 PM
 

In the summer of 81 I was living downtown up behind Chanello's taking a couple of summer courses . One day my roommate and I went to the city post office to get our mail. In 81 short shorts were very much in style for the coeds. As my roommate and I stood gawking at the back side of two coeds in short shorts, a big ole hand came on our shoulders from behind and a gruff voice said " boys you better get it while you're young, you better get it while you're young!"

Makes me laugh every time I think of it. Loved Coach Howard.


There are 912 Frank Howard's in the USA

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:18 PM
 

according to howmanyofme


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Re: There are 912 Frank Howard's in the USA

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:43 PM
 

My dad (Frank Howard) is 90 years old and still living in Lexington, SC.


that's cool


Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:48 PM
 

I wonder how many are in the state of SC specifically.


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