Danny Ford, Frank Howard, Banks McFadden named to S.C. Football Hall of Fame

Inaugural group of inductees also includes George Rogers, Sam Wyche, Willie Jeffries, Harry Carson, Donnie Shell

Former Clemson head coach Danny Ford  enjoys tailgating with friends before the South Carolina Game

Photo by Mark Crammer

Former Clemson head coach Danny Ford enjoys tailgating with friends before the South Carolina Game

Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers and national championship coach Danny Ford were among the first eight people selected for the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame.

Rogers won the Heisman for South Carolina in 1980. Ford led Clemson to the national championship in 1981.

Also named Thursday were former Tigers coach Frank Howard and standout Banks McFadden and ex-NFL coach Sam Wyche who played at Furman. Linebacker Harry Carson and defensive back Donnie Shell from South Carolina State were picked as was Bulldogs' longtime coach Willie Jeffries.

The group will be inducted March 23 during the South Carolina College All Star Bowl. The hall is open to players and coaches from the state's football programs along with South Carolina natives who may have played or coached outside the state.

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Bigboots writes:

Danny still isn't in the Ring of Honor.
But a womens tennis player is. And Jonathan Byrd is. Oh, OK.
He's just the best football coach ever to coach at Clemson. No need to recognize him. What a phony tradition and administration.

FlopEye writes:

The reason Danny is not in the Ring of Honor is
simple. There still is a core of fans that want
to see Danny prowling the sidelines as the Tiger's head coach, therefore, all that followed him have done everything they can to erase his memory.
Someday, he will be there, and shame on the
little people that are delaying it.

33dtb writes:

With the "late/great tb" safely gone to "Arkansas", we are long overdue to have Coach Ford in the clemson Ring Of Honor.

I normally capitalize clemson, but in this case, we don't deserve it.
The reason Coach Ford isn't in the Ring of Honor is because "the late/great tb" couldn't stand him, for obvious reasons, Coach Ford was a winner and "late/great" was even afraid to hire any assistant coaches that knew anything for fear of his own job. Evidently Dabo snuck in under the radar.

There is still a contingent of "late/great" fans that didn't think "late/great" should have been fired.

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