Recruiting insight from Danny Ford: “… you can’t coach people who can’t play. You just can’t.”
It’s hard to believe that someone capable of spouting wisdom like that is stuck on a farm in some god-forsaken place in South Carolina.
It’s even harder to believe that someone thought this was worth wasting a newspaper article on.
2 responses to “This is why they paid him the big bucks.”
I grew up in Greenville during the 80’s when Ford was King of Clemscum. Good God, their fans were a thousand time more obnoxious then they are now – hard to believe I know.
What’s amazing to me is that he’s been gone for what 20 years, yet they’d hire him back today in a heartbeat. And, I can see why, they haven’t experienced success since he left.
Even though he comes off as dumber than a bag of hammers, he’ll always be considered their version of Bear Bryant. Stay tuned, more articles will follow…I can assure you.
I grew up in the great town of Pickens, less than 20 minutes from Clemson, during the same time. All you heard was Danny Ford this and Danny Ford that. I guess rightfully so because they were a consistently tough football team.
I have met Danny Ford on many occasions and he’s truly a good guy. He’s very down to earth. He just a good ol’ boy as we say in the south. Like most people from the south he’s perceived as dumb because he talks slow and with a draw.