It's Not Aggieland


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The 2004 Clemson football road schedule has taken Tigers fans half way
across the country but the final road game of the year offers different
scenery.


The first road trip was to Aggieland where Tiger fans were welcomed with
Midnight Yell practice, great facilities and even better hospitality and
sportsmanship. A visit to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum also
highlighted the A&M visit.


The following week many Clemson fans went once again to Tallahassee. This
trip was different because some got to visit the new Moore building at Doak
Campbell. More turnovers and a bunch of Justin Miller highlights
highlighted another loss to FSU.


A Thursday night visit to Charlottesville and a Friday trip to Monticello
followed the open date. Clemson fans saw what $86 million meant to a
football stadium. When I was a kid it was Scott Stadium. Now the ticket
stub calls it The Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field
at Scott Stadium. Think they could fit a couple more names on there in the
future?


Last week Tiger fans ventured to the glamorous South Beach then fought the
polar opposite crowd outside of the famous Orange Bowl. Those there will
remember one of the all-time great wins in Clemson history. Many will
remember and compare it to the last Clemson trip to the old building over 20
years ago.


This week is different. This week offers different scenery and challenges.
Instead of having to fight your way through Beirut-type conditions outside
the Orange Bowl this week Tiger fans will try to see just how close they can
sit to the 50-yard line. Instead of buying a ticket with 15 names for its
stadium some will try to get a peek inside the world's only indoor stadium.
Instead of Midnight Yell practice the fans will endure an atmosphere that is
more like regular football practice. This is Nixon country instead of Bush
country. This is where you can park close to the stadium for free. This is
where there are no lines for great sausage dogs. This is Duke football.
This is Wallace-Wade Stadium. Find a way to make it there Saturday and
round out an interesting and educational road season for 2004.


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