The last time Danny Ford spit tobacco juice on a Clemson sideline was Dec. 30, 1989. Yet Ford has become more beloved as time has distanced the Tigers from the glory he orchestrated in eleven years as the team's football coach. It began in December of 1978 when a young, obscure offensive line coach took over a heartbroken fan base. It ended in January of 1990 under a cloud of controversy and mystery that has not yet been completely resolved. In between, Ford led Clemson on a wild and unforgettable ride. Award-winning sportswriter Larry Williams presents, for the first time in book form, the definitive story of Ford's complicated, compelling Clemson tenure.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Larry Williams has covered Clemson football on a daily basis since early 2004, when he joined the Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina. In 2008, he moved to Tigerillustrated.com, the most popular subscription-based Clemson site on the Internet. From 1999 to 2003, he worked as a sportswriter at the Augusta Chronicle in Georgia and covered college sports at Clemson, South Carolina and Georgia. He also covered the Super Bowl, the Final Four and the Masters. In 2007, he was named South Carolina Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In 2011, he and Travis Haney co-authored the book Classic Clashes of the Carolina-Clemson Football Rivalry: A State of Disunion. He lives in the Clemson area with his wife and two daughters.