1989 Clemson Tigers football team

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1989 Clemson Tigers football
Gator Bowl champion
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 12
1989 record 10–2 (5–2 ACC)
Head coach Danny Ford (12th year)
Offensive scheme Option
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (c. 79,854, grass)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 Virginia + 6 1 0     10 3 0
Duke + 6 1 0     8 4 0
#12 Clemson 5 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
NC State 4 3 0     7 5 0
Maryland 2 5 0     3 7 1
Wake Forest 1 6 0     2 8 1
North Carolina 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Danny Ford, who was serving his final season as head coach at Clemson. The Tigers played their home games in Memorial Stadium. The Tigers finished the 1989 season with a 10–2 record and defeated West Virginia 27–7 in the 1989 Gator Bowl.

Incoming recruiting class[edit]

Source:[1]

  • Nick Blinsky (C; Struthers, OH; Struthers HS)
  • Rodney Blunt (TB; Pensacola, FL; Pine Forest HS)
  • Brentson Buckner (MG; Columbus, GA; Carver HS)
  • Greg Burk (FB; Lawton, OK; Lawton HS)
  • Pat Burris (DB; Rock Hill, SC; Northwestern HS)
  • Arthur Bussie (OLB; Camden, NJ; Camden HS)
  • Darren Calhoun (LB; McCormick, SC; McCormick HS)
  • Jason Davis (WR; Pensacola, FL; Pine Forest HS)
  • Steve Derriso (LB; Huntsville, AL; Grissom HS)
  • Garth Fennigan (QB; Harlingen, TX; Harlingen HS)
  • Eric Geter (CB; Newnan, GA; Newnan HS)
  • Tyrone Gibson (LB; Hartsville, SC; Hartsville HS)
  • Rudy Harris (TB; Brockton, MA; Brockton HS)
  • David Hogue (OG; New Castle PA; Laurel HS)
  • Brent LeJeune (OT; Lake Charles, LA; Barbe HS)
  • Richard Moncrief (QB; Montgomery, AL; Davis HS)
  • Robert O'Neal (CB; Clarkston, GA; Clarkston HS)
  • Thad Ridgley (FB; Ambridge, PA; Ambridge HS)
  • Larry Ryans (CB; Greenwood, SC; Greenwood HS)
  • Stacy Seegars (MG; Kershaw, SC; Andrew Jackson HS)
  • Ashley Sheppard (OLB; Greenville, NC; North Pitt HS)
  • Tyrone Simpson (DT; Rock Hill, SC; Northwestern HS)
  • Terry Smith (WR; Clemson, SC; Daniel HS)
  • Daniel Telley (OLB; Anderson, SC; T.L.Hanna HS)
  • Franklin Thomas (TE; New Orleans, LA; St. Augustine HS)
  • James Trapp (SS; Lawton, OK; Lawton HS)
  • Scott Vaughn (OT; Phillipsburg, NJ; Phillipsburg HS)
  • Pierre Wilson (DT; Jackson, MS; Provine HS)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 1:00 p.m. Furman* No. 12 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 30–0   80,508
September 9 7:30 p.m. at No. 16 Florida State* No. 10 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 34–23   61,897
September 16 7:00 p.m. at Virginia Tech* No. 7 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 27–7   47,152
September 23 12:00 p.m. Maryland No. 7 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC JPS W 31–7   77,301
September 30 12:00 p.m. at Duke No. 7 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC JPS L 17–21   22,600
October 7 2:30 p.m. Virginia No. 15 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC CBS W 34–20   80,638
October 14 1:00 p.m. Georgia Techdagger No. 14 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Rivalry) L 14–30   81,550
October 21 4:00 p.m. No. 12 NC State No. 22 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl) ESPN W 30–10   81,569
October 28 1:00 p.m. Wake Forest No. 21 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 44–10   71,335
November 4 12:00 p.m. at North Carolina No. 17 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC JPS W 35–3   44,500
November 18 7:30 p.m. at South Carolina* No. 15 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Rivalry) ESPN W 45–0   74,500
December 30 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 17 West Virginia* No. 14 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ESPN W 27–7   82,911
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth chart[edit]

Source:[2]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Danny Ford - Head Coach
  • Chuck Reedy - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Bill Oliver - Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
  • - Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • - Assistant Head Coach/Tackles & Tight Ends
  • - Associate Head Coach/Offensive Guards and Centers
  • - Defensive Tackles
  • - Running Backs/Special Teams
  • - Defensive Ends
  • Woody McCorvey - Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989 Clemson Tigers football roster". Clemson University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on September 25, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1989 Clemson Tigers football roster" (PDF). Clemson University Department of Athletics. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 25, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.