Dabo's Dynasty: Clemson's Rise to College Football Supremacy

Dabo's Dynasty: Clemson's Rise to College Football Supremacy


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From the beginning of the season, Dabo Swinney's rallying cry was "joy." Each week for opponents, though, was another joyless occasion against a big orange machine that found its high gear midseason. The results shook the foundation of college football. In 2015 and 2016, the Tigers needed to bring their own guts to achieve great things. In Swinney's 10th season, they brought their own sledgehammers. Larry Williams, who has covered Clemson and Swinney since 2004, unearths revealing anecdotes from Dabo's tenure and shares how a season dominated by Alabama hype ended up overwhelmed by a Clemson tide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467143905
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 02/18/2019
Series: Sports
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 176,184
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Larry Williams has covered Clemson football on a daily basis since early 2004, when he joined the Post & Courier of Charleston, South Carolina. In 2008, he moved to Tigerillustrated.com. 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 released The Danny Ford Years at Clemson: Romping and Stomping in 2012 and Clemson Tough: Guts and Glory Under Dabo Swinney in 2016. He lives in the Clemson area with his wife and two daughters, and in his spare time he enjoys reading the book Dark Places while improving his tan at Florida State games.

Table of Contents

Foreword Tom Rinaldi 7

Acknowledgements 13

Introduction 17

1 Superdome Doom 23

2 Here Comes Sunshine 28

3 Texas Hold 'Em 37

4 Home Sweet Home 46

5 Trevor, Then Turmoil 52

6 Leap of Faith 66

7 Leave No Doubt 71

8 The Phone Call 79

9 Four the Win 87

10 The Car Ride 100

11 Clemson World 106

12 The Parking Space 120

13 Clemson Tide 127

Epilogue 147

What They Were Saying 151

About the Author 159

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