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. By CLIFTON BARNES
Fifth in a series
Gemson, S.C. When your entire offense is back,
you have to be smiling. But if Clemson coach Danny
Ford is smiling, he's not letting anybody know.
I just hope we can go out and not beat ourselves, as
we did so many times last year," Ford said. "We have
some good talent, but I don't think any of pur players
have shown everything they can give us.
"Our personnel is competitive with any other team in .
the conference. Our main concern is to show how good
Clemson wants to be. Last year we lost a lot of respect."
The big loss from last year's team is placekicker Obed
Ariri who broke seven NCAA records and tied two more
while with the Tigers.
"Last year we relied too much on Obed," All-Atlantic
Coast Conference offensive tackle Lee Nanney said.
"We've been working on putting the ball into the end zone.
We need to get seven points more than we do three."
Junior quarterback Homer Jordan is ahead of Steve
Fuller's record breaking pace at this stage of his career.
Jordan ran and passed for a total of 1 ,683 yards last year.
"It's a pretty good feeling to have the quarterback sit
uation set going into the season," Ford said. "That's a
luxury we haven't had the past two years. Early last year
Jordan struggled a little bit, but he snowed what he could
do at the end of the season. I think his best days are ahead
of him." -
Tackle Nanney anchors the offensive line. All-ACC
preseason pick Tony Berryhill is at center to help provide
the Tigers with a strong offensive line.
"The offensive line should be much better and more
capable this year," Ford said. "They've played together
long enough to be a mature group ready to handle any
"Basically, we have the same offense," Nanney said.
"It's just a little more reviewing. We've been doing this
for a couple of years. We'll be better the first few games
because of the experience factor."
Jeff McCall and Chuck McSwain will be the running
backs. McSwain, the ACC rookie of the year in 1979,
rushed for 544 yards last year. McCall carried for 317
yards last. season. '
All-ACC receiver Perry Tuttle, who may break Jerry
Butler's receiving record, is back for his senior year. "We
made a lot of mistakes last year a lot of turnovers,"
Tuttle said. "Barring injuries and little mistakes we can
be a good team. We want to bring the Clemson tradition
back up again. Not only respect from conference teams,
but from around the country."
Tuttle said he believed the Tigers could win the confer
ence and be in the top ten. But for the Tigers to do that
they must replace some defensive players. Clemson lost
five players on defense, three of whom signed a pro con
"We won't have any problems on defense," defensive
back Hollis Hall said. "If we get the breaks and play to
gether, we'll have a super defense. I don't think our sec
ondary is weak. All our young players are coming along
Strong safety will be manned by non-letterman Kim
Childers, a 6-foot-l, 180-pound sophomore.
"If a team can pass they have a better chance to beat
us," All-ACC linebacker Jeff Davis said. "The pass ... I
don't like it. We're good against the run. Nobody is go
ing to run against us."
"Hike playing the pass," Hall said. "It's a challenge
to the secondary. If we're in the right defense and the
line is charging hard, we're good against the pass."
Andy Headen has beep moved from secondary to de
fensive end. The 230-pound junior started eight games
last year on defense.
Returning starter Jeff Bryant is at one tackle, but the
other tackle, Steve Durham, is gone as are linebacker
Chuck Rose and middle guard Charlie Bauman.
Willie Underwood and Eddie Geathers, both four-year
starters, are missing out of the secondary, but Hall and
Terry Kinard return, along with sometimes-starter Tony
Rose. Rich Hendley took over punting chores in the sec
ond game last year when the starting punter was hurt
and is back for his junior year.
"Preseason has gone by real fast, but we're ready to
get started," Tuttle said. "Our win over South Carolina
in the last game has carried over into this year. This year
the team wins or the team loses. It's not a defense or of
After a disappointing season last year, Clemson hopes
it can regain the magic of its 1978 season, when it went
11-1 and was ranked sixth in the nation.
"We lost a lot of respect to nonconference opponents
as well as conference teams," Ford said. "Desire will be
our biggest ally."
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Clemson quarterback Homer Jordan
Touring the ACC
Everybody is unbeaten in ureseason
I tell you our football team is great! This
is our year! We can compete with any team
in the country!
Pre-season predictions always end with
exclamation points as memories of last
year's 2-9 season fade to be replaced with
the hopes of a new year. Last season's
defeats are forgotten except for ra
tionalizing their causes.
And why did we lose so many last
year? Attitude. Some riff-raff on the
team had a bad attitude. "There's some
thing called the Duke Syndrome that
caused our players to relax too much,"
said Blue Devil defensive back Dennis
Tabron, who has seen all of eight vic
tories in his three years at Duke. "Even
when we had a lead we assumed that things
.would go wrong. We'd get a seven point
lead and we didn't feel like we were in
But this year is going to be different be
cause we have senior leadership and
we've got a big, strong team. And we've
got a winning - attitude.- 'At Hhe- endof
last season the team was a little confused" ...
Richard Baldinger of Wake Forest said.
"We lost several close games and we
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didn't know how to stop it. But we
cleared up our heads in the off seaspn.
Maybe just changing our old ways and
saying this is the new Wake Forest, we'll
have the good seasons year in and year
Our talent is among the best in the area.
Our receivers are the best in the con
ference. In fact, everybody's receivers are .
the best in the conference.
"We have three receivers that are the
best in the conference," Virginia quarter
back Todd Kirtley said. "I wouldn't trade
any of them for any other receiver in the
"Our receivers are just dadgum good,"
Duke coach Red Wilson said. "They just
don't drop the ball. Watch them! They
just don't drop it."
Of course, without the coaches the team
is lost. After former Heisman Trophy
winner Steve Spurrier helped a sagging
Duke offense last year, the Blue Devils
hired former All-PraBob Matheson to do
the same for the defense. So, Coach
Wilson, what do you expect Bob Matheson
to do for the Duke team?
"Well, Bob Matheson is really one of
the. truly great hjiman beings. He is a
gentleman and a scholar. His presence here
has meant a lot to us."
That's fine, coach, but what do you
want Matheson to do for the defense?
"Well, the kids really respect Bob
because they know he can go out there
now and put on the shoulder pads and hit
with them. I'm a has-been, but Bob can
still do it and the kids like that."
What the coaches and players really
appreciate is the chance to publicize their
programs, particularly in North Carolina
where the other schools have to compete
with the deluge of media attention rou
tinely thrusted upon the Tar Heels. And
what kind of stories do the coaches want
"We want you to write positive stories,"
Maryland coach Jerry Claiborne said as
the sportswriters feasted themselves on a
delicious meal paid for by the Terrapins.
But after all the pre-season enthusiasm
and predictions have been spoken, it re
quires an 1 1 -game season to back them up.
With all the great expectations, many of
the hopes will not be fulfilled. !
At some point the pre-season talk has to
come to an end. "It's time to put up or
shut up," Duke quarterback Ben Bennett
said. "If we don't do it this year we
should shut up."
But, Ben, you're only a sophomore. If
this year falls through, what are you go-,
ing to do for, your last two years?
He places an imaginery telephone to his
ear. "Hello? Stanford?"
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