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..who was there for 1977 ND game at Death Valley?

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 5:56 PM
 

..I sat on the hill with my best friend Thomas Mixon from Estill, saw "Slapshot" after the game at Clemson theater.....


I was there...


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:00 PM
 

My first semester at CU after transferring from College of Chas. Didn't think we could hang with the Irish, but we did and it changed my perception of what Clemson football could be...


Was in the West stands with my brothers.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:01 PM
 

One of the rowdiest crowds ever.


Was present there too....


Posted: Sep 29, 2015 9:12 PM
 

Remember seeing ice thrown on Devine as he was heading to locker room after the game!
(Yes....it happened & he deserved it).

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:02 PM
 

I was in the new South Upper Deck. Still the loudest crowd I remember - beginning to end - in Death Valley.

I hope we can bring the noise again but have better game results.

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I was in the new UD too! I was a kid but I was there


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:05 PM
 

Great great game

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:47 PM
 

New south upper deck wasn't built then. I was a freshman. Sat on the hill.


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 6:16 PM
 

> I was in the new South Upper Deck. Still the loudest
> crowd I remember - beginning to end - in Death
> Valley.
>
> I hope we can bring the noise again but have better
> game results.

I see what you did there.... south upper completed just before chicken kickin 1978


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:03 PM
 

My dad was in the student section and my granddad was on the bank. As for me I wasn't alive yet lol


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:06 PM
 

The refs should have flagged the ND coach for the middle finger
at the crowd.That fired up the ND team but should have fired up
us even more.

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I was.


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:06 PM
 

My senior year.

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The definition of awesome!


I was there and if Callicut

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:06 PM
 

doesn't fumble around the ND 7 just before the 1st half ended we would probably been up 24 to 7 instead of 17 to 7 and probably won the game. Montana was unreal the 2nd half.

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I was there, and there was some feeling that Montana would


Posted: Sep 29, 2015 10:06 PM
 

end up doing his magic - he was not an all-American for nothing. Our guys on both sides were so much smaller. Golic and the Browner Bros. were just tearing our small o-line up in fourth quarter.
I thought, considering the size difference and their all-americans on both o and d, the Tigers outplayed them for 3 quarters - just got worn out!

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:09 PM
 

South stands lower deck (yes in the frat section, and in those days greeks stayed the ENTIRE game)


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 8:35 PM
 

I was sitting in the student section; didn't sit down the entire game. I vividly remember the midnight prep rally the night before in the amphitheatre. I'll be there Saturday with my family. Go Tigers!


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:09 PM
 

I lived out of state bit stumbled across it on the car radio. We drove around the rest of the day listening

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was there and saw the Doobie Brothers with Pablo Cruise

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:10 PM
 

@ Little John later that night ! Was 12 and blown away by the whole experience ! The Valley was rocking ! Remember Dan Devine walking out on the field and picking up a flag and getting booed ! It was so rowdy the Doobie Brothers commented about how loud the Valley was at the concert that night ! I also remember the PA guy mentioning the Doobies were in attendance and the crowd going wild


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:11 PM
 

I was there and saw the ND coach leave without shaking hands and their players did the same except for one....Yep it was Montana. He stayed and shook hands and showed the only class on the ND team !!

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:13 PM
 

Me too.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:15 PM
 

I was there and hate them to this day


"Sh-h-h-h!!

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:16 PM
 

That let you know?


I was!


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:18 PM
 

Sitting in the bleachers on the hill.


Present in DV for loss and present for win in South Bend.


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:22 PM
 

Dotted the "i" after the game when band performed on the field.

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Raises hand and also at South Bend in '79 ********


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:23 PM
 



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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:14 PM
 

Same here I was at both.

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Me too.......see above.***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 10:30 PM
 



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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:24 PM
 

I WAS THERE ,AND I WAS ALSO IN SOUTH BEND THE NEXT YEAR.


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:06 PM
 

South bend wasn't until '79. Morocco was QB


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:25 PM
 

I WAS THERE ,AND I WAS ALSO IN SOUTH BEND THE NEXT YEAR.


who was there for 1977 ND My wife and I got married that


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:35 PM
 

day. November 12 1977. My friends still complain about that. This year we will all be in the Valley.

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Present***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:40 PM
 




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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:43 PM
 

Was there as a student and road tripped to South Bend in 1979.


r u with IRS? My Dad, Mom, wife & I and Saw finger by Devine!


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:47 PM
 

GoTiGERS..while the Irish Potaters!

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To All CLEMSON TiGERS..Sending you Bright Light from the Carolina Coast and hoping you get to witness a huge Orange sunset tonight. Go Tigers!


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 6:58 PM
 

I was at the game in 1977 and also went to ND for the win. Wore my orange coveralls and had ND fans asking to purchase them after the game was over? Not sure why? Very hospitable and one of the better away games that I have attended. Flew my 172 Cessna to the game into a head wind and took two days to travel. Spent the first night in Lexington Ky. Had a good tail wind on the trip home and made it back in about eight hours.


Count me in.***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:05 PM
 




Yep ... an unforgettable day in the Valley.***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:08 PM
 



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Please. In hopes of a sermon and recollection


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:22 PM
 

of that day. Maybe an old and new testament sermon?

Thank you!

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Tune in next Sunday ....***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 10:08 PM
 



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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:08 PM
 

Fifth year senior on the hill. Great game!


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:17 PM
 

We sat in temporary bleachers under the oak tree that is scheduled to be cut down. Took my mom, dad, wife and 4yo daughter. Very cold. Our daughter kept my mom busy going to the concession stand and then the restroom. Thought we had'em beat until Dan Devine intimidated the refs in the 3qtr. We never got a call our way afterwards.


I was, my biggest memory was damm Dan Devine...


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:18 PM
 

out on the playing field the entire game, barking & whining at the officials, and not ONCE called for a penalty.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:32 PM
 

I was sitting in the South Stands at about the 35 yd line. I was 16 and just yelled my head off. I remember how much of a tool Dan Devine was and that started my hatred of all things Notre Dame then I watched Rudy and had some good feelings and then Lou sealed the deal, I have hated them since!


Wasn't there but...

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:33 PM
 

...was glued to Jim Philipps while at work. Had to work weekend overtime that day...remember it well.

One thing to note is this very game put Clemson on the national map for good. Steve Fuller led the Tigers the following year to 11-1 and the infamous Woody Hayes bowl game win...the Danny Ford era began...beat ND at their house in 79 then took the NC in 81.

Clemson has never been the same since the ND '77 game.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:34 PM
 




Was there in UE, cold light rain day


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:38 PM
 

Wore trench coat in loaded with beer in the lining.

U.S. Remember those...


Irish had a good QB - who incidently never cheated.***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:51 PM
 



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I was there - junior at Clemson.***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:54 PM
 



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Was there..sitting in the same seats I will this year....


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 7:55 PM
 

saw Devine giving the stands the finger.


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:01 PM
 

Yes - fourth year of college - girlfriend who is now my wife of 36 years sitting next to me - she came to game but stayed in my room. I had to go to game. ND coach complained that noise at stadium was unsportsmanlike - So the whole stadium only went Shhhh until the snap.


i was


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:02 PM
 

At least this time crowd noise can not be flagged!

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:03 PM
 

9 years old. There with my dad


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:04 PM
 

It was my senior year. I was over the sale of all "Original Tiger Rag"s in the stadium and in town. Our fraternity handled it for the Block C club. I took all the Tiger Rags in in one large box to distribute bundles to the guys who sold them at the gates. Nearly all the bundles had a bottle inside so getting our refreshments in the stadium went real easy.

Remember Dan Divine picking up the flag and holding it in the ref's face without recourse. And, as someone else posted, Montana was spot on in the second half. I believe we were the only team to score a rushing TD on them that year, or maybe it was to that point in the season. Great game.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:08 PM
 

With my Dad ??

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:16 PM
 

I was in my new seats the year after I graduated and I still sit in those north stand seats watching the Clemson coaches and the Tigers. It was some great football except for Montana's passing in the second half. Beat them to death xcept final score. Great comeback by them. We won't allow that this time.

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my first freshman year at cu***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:19 PM
 




I was on the hill.***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:22 PM
 




I was a freshman***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:01 PM
 




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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:33 PM
 

Sorry if I missed the reference I'm about to mention. I've seen several people refer to the "Shhh!"
But before the game there was a stadium-wide silent treatment. The band "played" a silent pre-game, marching in formation but, instruments raised - no sound. The cloud even "mock clapped." Classic.


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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 8:58 PM
 

Count me in! My soph. year.


Present in DV for loss and present for win in South Bend.***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:05 PM
 




I was there and re-watched it with slow motion replays at


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:13 PM
 

the Corparation. They used to play film of the games on the big screen in front of the dance floor before the place would get packet and the dancing started. Remember our o-line had a great day that day, and Randy Scott stuffed them several times.


Not me. We only had two seats back then and my brother


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:19 PM
 

and I would each get to pick games and we had to flip a coin over the ND game.

My luck was never too good.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:31 PM
 

> ..I sat on the hill with my best friend Thomas Mixon
> from Estill, saw "Slapshot" after the game at Clemson
> theater.....

I was there sat low on south side, was 17 remember little Dan Devine flipping off the stadium!

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:41 PM
 

I was in North stands and remember Devine and players flashing number one sign as they left field. Guess they didn't appreciate our hospitality.


My first Clemson game


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:41 PM
 

Sealed the deal for me. My Pop, a lifelong Domer, too me and I became a Tiger fan for life. Sat on the Hill and remember the JD bottles being passed around and the ear splitting crowd.

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I was there


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:43 PM
 

Sat in South stands, down low. Close enough to heckle Joe Montana.


I was ............***


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:53 PM
 



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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 9:58 PM
 

Sat in Senior Student section with my future wife as a new alum.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2015 11:07 PM
 

I was there...it was load and cold.

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Check. In ORANGE overalls.


Posted: Sep 20, 2015 11:26 PM
 

This was the game that started it all for ORANGE overalls. Judge Keller's made a fortune.


Two legends were born that day...

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Posted: Sep 21, 2015 7:20 AM
 

1. Joe Montana. It was the first of his many fabled fourth-quarter comebacks. And after he did so in Death Valley, there was no stopping him anywhere else.

2. The roar of the Valley went nationwide that day. By now, no doubt, y'all have seen the "TV vs. real life" youtube of the 2005 Miami game.
https://youtu.be/XaJwiOjt9fE

That was how much of the day was in the Valley. Clemson has been known as a fearsome place by other folks in the South, but no one outside of our region had heard the wall of liquid #### our fans could unleash ... especially on folks that had publicly challenged them, like Dan Devine and Bill Dooley.

No one ... NO ONE ... left the valley with more than shreds of their voice. Students, alum even fatcat IPTAY joined in a game-long chorus of noise. It would be nice to see that sort of unity unleashed on the BB Heads and their freshman QB once again.

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Here is the video Rev:


Posted: Sep 29, 2015 6:05 PM
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeDTXilVnlc#t=31


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Posted: Sep 21, 2015 8:02 AM
 

I was there.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 6:02 PM
 

By the end of the first quarter I was already hoarse. Standing in the corner of the West End Zone, I said to a friend next to me, "What I wouldn't give for a liquor drink." The guy on my other side opened his jacket that had mini bottles sewn in and said,"You get the mixers." Saved my voice!!

First time C-L-E-M-S-O-N was done around the stadium. At least it was the first time I remember it.

I believe Tracy Perry had the fumble in '77 and Billy Lott QB'd in '79 and scored on a long run.


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 6:35 PM
 

I watched on closed circuit in Littlejohn. Same thing in 1979.


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 6:51 PM
 

I was 11 yrs old setting in section J row CC seat 19 and I will be there this time at age 49 just a few sections away .


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 7:42 PM
 

Was there on the Hill. Very, very loud crowd!


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 7:58 PM
 




I was also in South Bend in 1979


Posted: Sep 29, 2015 8:18 PM
 

Awesome!!


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 9:15 PM
 

I was there in the student section. It was a great game!

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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 9:35 PM
 

I was sitting on a tree limb on the hill...


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 10:24 PM
 

I was there...have HATED the Irish since!!


I was there, was a junior!


Posted: Sep 29, 2015 10:27 PM
 

Great time and to think Joe Montana and Dwight Clark became friends and team mates.

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i was 7"years old


Posted: Sep 29, 2015 10:35 PM
 

W my dad and Tal Drymond and no upper decks!


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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 10:52 PM
 

Was there. The last game in death valley with no upper decks. Made the return trip in '79 and watched Lott and company get a win. Lost in columbia the next week 13-9. Last minute drive ends on an incompletion in the end zone. Then lost to Mike Singletary and Baylor in the peach bowl. The Tiger also got mauled by the live bear mascot on the sideline.


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