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Danny Ford

Danny Ford was a very popular Clemson head football coach who oversaw Clemson's only National Championship season in 1981. He sprang to national prominence when he took over the reins of Charlie Pell's 1978 Clemson team after Pell took another coaching job after the regular season, and led the Tigers to a 17-15 1978 Gator Bowl win over the Ohio State Buckeyes led by legendary Big 10 Coach Woody Hayes in what turned out to be his last game. In his eleven seasons at the helm of the Tiger gridiron program between 1979 and 1989, Ford racked up a 96-29-4 record and is one of only two coaches in ACC history with over a 75 percent average (minimum four years). (More...)

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