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Be honest

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:49 AM

Eight, maybe six years ago, did you think that our Tigers would be in the position today that college football has become Alabama - Clemson and then everyone else? It is truly amazing what has happened in this small town in the south. Did you ever believe that our Tigers would be featured on national tv every day? I can remember just a few years ago when I would drive around these mountain tops trying to find a radio signal to get Jim Phillips radio show. I wouldn't want to admit how much money and effort that I spent on various tv and radio antenna during these years!
I love it. And we all know who to thank. Go Tigers. Join IPTAY

I enjoyed the 80's; But this time is THE Best!

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:03 AM

I guess being older now I can appreciate the effort and just how hard it is to sustain the success Dabo has created. Danny Ford's days were GREAT and a high times for sure but these days are the sweetest!


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Re: I enjoyed the 80's; But this time is THE Best!

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:07 AM

true and I think its tougher now with all the media. Like Saban was saying good publicity can ruin a team and several years I felt it did with Clemson where some good teams could have been great but stubbed their toe when they shouldnt have


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Posted: Oct 12, 2017 10:16 AM

music was still better though:)

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Posted: Oct 12, 2017 2:47 PM

Been there done that, can't wait to face the Alabama game for the rubber match!

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to me the 80's were magical, I was 6 when we won the natty

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 7:06 PM

And All I ever wanted to do was play Defense at Clemson. I grew up watching guys like the Perry's, Chester, Buckner, Kirkland, McDaniel, J.Johnson, A. shepherd, James Earl, Dawkins, James Trapp, and on and on. It's so much fun for me up until the point I heard of Danny's firing. Was crushed. I got to play football in college but not at Clemson but those days watching those teams drove me to be the player/athlete I became.

No Kidding

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:06 AM

Two back to back trips to the big show with a great chance at a 3-Peat!

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Re: No Kidding

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:09 AM

The John Boy and Billy Big Show??? ;)



Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:15 AM

My dream for Clemson football was to see one more championship before I died. I had no idea we'd build a dynasty while doing that.

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Re: Nope.

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 1:33 PM

We haven't built a dynasty yet, that requires multiple national titles over a period of time along with sustained top-10 seasons, multiple conference championships, winning bowl record in that time, rivalry domination, dominating top 10 games...

We are knocking on the door. If we win another national title or 2 in the next 3-5 years, I would agree that we have created a Clemson dynasty. We certainly have every other box checked off to qualify for one.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2017 5:50 PM

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^^^ truth***

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:51 PM

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I never thought I'd see one.

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 6:00 PM

After the NC game in 2015, I thought that was our best chance. Absolutely unreal.

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I did not expect this at all

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:19 AM

And, I was not happy, like so many others, that Dabo was named Coach of the Clemson Tiger football team. But I have already admitted I was wrong on that point. Now, I just love to talk Tiger football with Head Coach Dabo Swinney as the highlight.

One thing I really love is the level of defense CDS teams play. I remember the 80's and the greatness of our defense back then... and the many years of mediocrity that followed Danny Ford's firing. But this team is better in every aspect.

When I use the term team, I mean for it to include the entire span of the coaches reign. Danny ford had a consistently good team - so does Dabo. Not just that we have two consecutive shots at the National tile, but because we have done so with a very different culture than Danny fostered. And Dabo has done it in the age of media like none before him.

I did not ever expect to see our Tigers this prominent in the CFB landscape ever - and barely hoped we could get to the level CDF had reached. We have reached that and exceeded it.

Now, the only question I have is this - What next?! I don't know but I am certain it will be good.


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Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:29 AM

credit for our nasty D, year after year. He is awesome.

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Re: I did not expect this at all

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:35 PM

I disagreed with the Dabo hire at the time. I liked Dabo, but I thought we did the cheap thing instead of the best thing. Glad I was wrong.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2017 12:06 PM

Don't underestimate the effect of the playoffs in our...

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 12:13 PM

ascension as well. Media still trying to prop up and hype perennial busts like OSU, Oklahoma, the real USC, etc. The ability to beat them head to head means everything. It still galls me, even though it's meaningless, but from a respect point of view, that we are ranked #2 to the team we beat, as defending NCs, with an undeniably tougher strength of schedule, 6 games into the season. We need the ability to settle it on the field, again.

Re: Don't underestimate the effect of the playoffs in our...

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:39 PM

Does not matter to me. As long as we win, we stay in the top 4. If we had this record 6 years ago, we would be ranked somewhere between 8 and 10. We are getting the respect now. Alabama has been better longer. We keep doing what we are doing and we will get that respect.

I remember when we'd having listening parties........

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 12:14 PM

here in Atlanta way back when and had to pay for a long-distance analog phone line to listen to Jim Phillips broadcast the game - scratchy and muffled sound, etc. And, of course, in those days we didn't even dream of being on TV.

Yeah, would definitely say things have come a long way!

It's truly a blessing, yet sitting in the stands

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 12:21 PM

on any given Saturday you're likely to get the impression Hen Katfield is still coaching.

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