Thursday, June 21, 2012

New book: 'The Danny Ford Years'

Former Post & Courier sports writer Larry Williams, who blogs at Eye on the Tigers (which I don't link to nearly enough), has a new book coming out -- The Danny Ford Years at Clemson: Romping and Stomping.

Williams, who co-authored last year's State of Disunion, about the Clemson-USC rivalry, has this to day about his new book:

The research and writing for the rivalry book was a thrill that I didn't think was capable of being matched. Digging into the Ford story exceeded that experience for a number of reasons. A chronicling of that era is enlightening even to those who were around, because memories are hazy after all these years. It also goes a long way toward explaining Clemson fans' animosity toward the ACC and the influence of North Carolina.

The book will go on sale in July, and I'm looking to order one as soon as possible.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Dabo Swinney gets contract extension

Clemson football Coach Dabo Swinney just got a bit more job security -- his contract has been extended to 2017. He'll still receive $1.965 annually, plus other pay incentives that could boost his salary.