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1989 Season

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 6:37 AM
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Crazy its been 30 years since the 89 season. That was the one season I think we missed out on a title, title #2. Crazy loses to GA Tech for Homecoming and Duke, DUKE!! The Duke game seemed to be especially crazy with a couple of Robert O'neal fumbled interceptions. Always heard those were the two weeks that the NCAA was on campus the most so must have been a big distraction. Was the end of one amazing ride with Danny Ford and now we are in the middle of another one with Dabo.. Don't see this one slowing down anytime soon.


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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 6:40 AM
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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:21 PM
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triple ditto!

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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:43 PM
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That 1989 defense was awesome

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 7:08 AM
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with Chester McGlockton, Levon Kirkland, Ed McDaniel, Vance Hammond, James Lott, John Johnson, Dexter Davis, Ron Bodine among others. Plus an offense that featured Terry Allen and Wesley McFadden at runningback and Gary Cooper at wideout.

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Major Harris's mom thought so too

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 7:25 AM
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go to :33 mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrx7FVxdv7s

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I was at the 2016 Natty pregame and saw Fowler on ESPN stage

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 7:45 AM
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and thought about this video.


That is why you should never interview players moms

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 10:49 AM
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in the middle of a tough football game. :)

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Remember watching that game at a friend's house


Posted: Sep 24, 2019 10:58 AM
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We laughed SO hard at that interview.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 12:27 PM
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Levon would have been ejected for targeting in todays game. lol

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 12:33 PM
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That was one brutal defense. I had forgotten how dominant those guys were. Incredible how much pressure they brought to bear on the Major.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 2:34 PM
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Yes it was. I remember that game like it was yesterday.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 7:26 AM
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Yes it was -rh .... and ... finished it off with a nice win against the Major in the Gator Bowl !! -<img border=">

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I always thought a great headline or TV intro was missed


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:52 PM
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"It's High Noon in Death Valley with Gary Cooper and the Clemson Tigers!"


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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 7:36 AM
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My first Clemson football game was in '89.

Sadly, my family lived in Raleigh, thus it was in Durham. :( A sign of times to come because I '08 and '12.

That being said, my son's tigers are 58-4 since he was born and my daughter's are a perfect 18-0. Good times.


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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 9:36 AM
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TU because my daughter has also enjoyed the same 58-4 Tigers. My son's Tigers are only 4-0 currently but he is hoping for good things!


90 was the season we blew it even more i think

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 9:39 AM
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Just think about this: Georgia Tech (which we out-gained by twice as much in a "L" in ATL that year) split the national title with Colorado. With the talent we had on the 1990 team, i'll never forgive Hatfield

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along this same thought-we beat Illinois 30-0 and Colorado's


Posted: Sep 26, 2019 9:16 AM
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only loss that year was to... Illinois.


I have always thought that we should have won

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 9:43 AM
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a Natty in 90 and/or 91 had Danny stayed. The talent accumulated on defense from 88-92 was absolutely ridiculous.

The nucleus of 89 team returned in 90.


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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 9:44 AM
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Got sweet revenge on FSU for that frickin#$*&%
puntrooskie in '88.

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Don't buy the NCAA thing. There's a reason coach Ford

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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 9:48 AM
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was paid $1 mil to go away and not talk about what happened. It was a power struggle between him and Max Lennon. The fight at Maryland didn't help matters. That team was the best team in the nation. The Duke game was @ Duke and in ultra sloppy rainy conditions. Duke was coached by a young Spurrier and it was literally and figuratively the perfect storm for them.

We beat UVA 34-20 the following week and then inexplicably lost to GT the week after. That defense, though...mercy. Every bit as good as our D last year or the '81 D. The LBs, alone, were like an NFL corp.


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Posted: Sep 24, 2019 12:38 PM
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It was only minor infractions, but I think it was shortly after an idiot 3rd string QB saying a booster gave him a car not to transfer. Evidently, wasn't anything to it since it was not part of the reported infractions. There were plenty of people that were panicked after SMU got the death penalty. I still think the players should have carried through on their threat to strike. The idea of freshmen and transfers would not have gone over any better than no football.


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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 7:10 PM
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Do not forget to throw in our Athletic Director in that Lennon-Ford mess.


I remember that season very well.


Posted: Sep 24, 2019 12:23 PM
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The Duke game was really weird. Rainy, miserable day in Clemson, very few people around. I watched that game at the Upper Deck and I can't remember there being more than 4-5 people there.

The GT game that season was the only home game I missed as a student, so you can blame me for that loss. I was in downtown Greenville that afternoon playing in a band on the street behind the Hyatt. We were the opening act for the Fabulous Thunderbirds. There's a blast from the past.

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Re: I remember that season very well.


Posted: Sep 24, 2019 3:48 PM
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It was miserable and wet but game was in Durham


I know. It rained in Clemson that day too.


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 6:46 PM
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I wasn't at the game - I watched on the big screen at the Upper Deck (the beer bar on the second floor above the bookstore across the street from TigerTown).

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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 7:08 PM
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I spent a third of a tank of gas on the generator to watch that game. We still did not have power back after Hugo. The worst part of that game is that it gave rose to Spurrier's carer.


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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:48 PM
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Some great and terrible times.***


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Re: My senior year too....


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 11:03 PM
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If I remember correctly, I think there was a huge student protest outside the president's house one night for DF.

Also, Chester McGlockton showed up at our house party one night, with my cute neighbor, and partied down with us all night! Good guy!


Re: My senior year too....


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 11:04 PM
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If I remember correctly, I think there was a huge student protest outside the president's house one night for DF.

Also, Chester McGlockton showed up at our house party one night, with my cute neighbor, and partied down with us all night! Good guy!


That Gator Bowl was fun!!!!***


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:20 PM
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Re: 1989 Season

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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:36 PM
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Still got my POWERLINE 89 t-shirt


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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:41 PM
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My wife and I went to the Gator Bowl with 2 other couples in 1989. That was the best team we had since the '81 team. Great game and great time in Jacksonville.


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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 9:47 PM
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I remember when Danny was fired. it took me a few days to believe it wasn't some prank...akin to shooting Elvis


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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 10:12 PM
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This was a time when going to a Bowl Game actually meant something. Major Harris and West Virginia talked trash all week. Them Danny turn off that Defense loose on Major Harris. He got his butt kicked all night. Then it was great when the broadcaster interviewed his. She was so mad. I think she said her son should take himself out of the game because nobody was blocking for him. It was hard to stop that defense in 89. I was at the SC game where we won 45-0.

I remember that night so well because driving back from Columbia I heard Jim Philips ask Chuck Reedy I think it was him, if the rumors were true he would have a new boss next season. Chuck dodged the question. I did not think anymore about it until my wife called me just before an out of town meeting to tell me DF had resigned. I went nuts in my hotel room.

Talking about the Duke game that was one of the few times Clemson just looked like they did not want to be there. Those were some great years for Clemson. It was a lot of fun going to the games.

See Gamecock fans this what you call having a real football history worth talking about.

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Good year! Got married the Saturday before the 45-0 game


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 10:40 PM
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with the capons. Watched it with my new in-laws after the honeymoon. Been a good 30 years!

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