Why former Clemson coach Danny Ford still chooses life on the farm – The Athletic

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CLEMSON, S.C. The first thing Clemson fans should know about 72-year-old Danny Ford these days is that hes doing well.

Life on the 174-acre farm in Central, S.C., where the first coach to lead Clemson to a national title raises cattle and participates in South Carolinas legal hemp program, keeps him busy. And healthy. Hes happy.

Im just like a regular farmer, Ford said by phone. It keeps you a little bit younger than just sitting around and getting old, you know?

The second thing to know is that although Ford still gets to his fair share of fall tailgates at Death Valley, he does miss Clemson people.

That means the people that supported the football teams and didnt even go to Clemson, he said. Anybody that was associated with Clemson back then.

Hes referring, of course, to the late 1970s and 1980s, when Ford, at age 30, took over...

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