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Props to ABC Announcers....

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:36 PM
 

In case you missed it, this was the narrative at the opening of the broadcast for our game presented by Mark Fields:

"We are here at DEATH VALLEY Clemson South Carolina, the ORIGINAL Death Valley, authentic, genuine, and pure. It's name derived from the location of the Clemson University cemetery, upon a hill that once overlooked this PRISTINE football field. In 1889 Clemson started as an all male military school, becoming a university in 1962 when women were allowed. This place, folks, is a bastion of football tradition and culture. And you'll see one of the best traditions in college football in just a minute. They will come down the hill for the 400th time."

Wow! It's an equal impact reading these words as hearing them with the beautiful Clemson scenery in the background.

(Excuse me, its Mark Jones, not Mark Fields. When you get old, your fingers don't always type what you are thinking!)


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you wouldn't believe how much hate these guys

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:38 PM
 

Got on the tiger boards on Saturday. we never saw an announcer we liked on TNET

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Great, except the line about the name derived from cemetary


Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:41 PM
 

is incorrect! It came from an opponent's coach(maybe Furman), who after getting stomped several times at Clemson, referred to it as having to play in "Death Valley", and Frank Howard picked up on it. I think this was in the 1940's.

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^^^Yes it came from Presbyterian College Coach

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:52 PM
 

Bc they always got slaughtered in the valley.

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Yes that is my understanding...

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:44 PM
 

...but I really liked, "the ORIGINAL Death Valley".


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Re: Yes that is my understanding...


Posted: Nov 4, 2018 8:58 PM
 

Yeah "Original Death Valley" was a good one. Except the folks in California ain't gonna like it.

They also talked about how Clemson didn't recruit ETN until December of his "junior" year of high school (instead of senior year).


I'm reading that in a Jim Nantz voice

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:42 PM
 

with The Masters music in the background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlpwHBn6ikg

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? PeeHead Walker from Presby College it was

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:48 PM
 

i believe.

Oops, make that PeaHead!

TIA.

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:52 PM
 

Coach Lonnie McMillian, Presbyterian Blue Hose, circa 1945 after a 76-0 shellacking. Beat downs in Death Valley are just one of our many cherished traditions.


Re: ? PeeHead Walker from Presby College it was


Posted: Nov 4, 2018 8:23 PM
 

A fellow PC alum?


Bob Petrino can relate.


Posted: Nov 4, 2018 8:27 PM
 

After this year or next, Bob might be on his way to take over that PC head coaching gig.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018 8:40 AM
 



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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 8:50 PM
 

This ***


Re: ? PeeHead Walker from Presby College it was

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 8:42 PM
 

PeaHead Walker was a coach at Wake Forest many years ago.

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That was great. And then they did that thing where they

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 7:54 PM
 

tried to demonstrate how to "get skinny". Very awkward.

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Re: That was great. And then they did that thing where they


Posted: Nov 5, 2018 8:55 AM
 

Dvorocek and Jones have done that "show and tell" schtick before. It's ALWAYS awkward.

Yes, that scripted opening piece was nice, but Jones was dreadful with his PBP on Saturday.


Incorrect for announcers to say it became a University in

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Posted: Nov 4, 2018 8:51 PM
 

1962 when women were first allowed to attend. Women were admitted in 1960 when I started to Clemson and I think they were admitted 2-4 years prior to that. There were about 80 co-eds in 1964 including Miss South Carolina Universe. My Clemson ring says Clemson College and my degree in 1964 says Clemson University. So I would say the change to Clemson University probably occurred in late 1963 after rings were ordered or early 1964 before diplomas were printed.

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Re: Incorrect for announcers to say it became a University in


Posted: Nov 5, 2018 8:46 AM
 

Per the official Clemson website, it became civilian and co-Ed in 1955, and a university in 1964.


Re: Incorrect for announcers to say it became a University in


Posted: Nov 5, 2018 9:02 AM
 

Yeah, I was thinking that women were enrolling in 1955 once it became civilian. Maybe it was not degree-seeking or some technical item but even that seems odd.


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