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Classic Frank Howard Story on a slow day....

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Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 1:30 PM
 

Lou Sahadi wrote this funny story about Howard's orange phone:



Howard likes to tell of the time he visited Bryant in his office. He saw a red phone and

asked Bryant what it was for. Bryant told him it was direct to God.

"You mean I can call God?" asked Howard.

"Sure can," answered Bryant.

"How much would it cost?" wondered Howard.

"Only about $20," replied Bryant.

The next year Bryant returned the visit to Howard at Clemson. He spotted an orange

phone on Howard's desk.

"What's that for?" inquired Bryant.

"That's a special phone to God," remarked Howard.

"How much would it cost to call from here?" asked Bryant.

"Doesn't cost a thing," exclaimed Howard. "Around here that's a local call."

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I love him***

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Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 2:18 PM
 




No HC like him EVER in College ranks & I got to interview...

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Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 2:51 PM
 

him couple times while Sportswriter with The TIGER student newspaper back in the early to mid 60's...and then met him outside Athletic Center on a warm Spring day in 1988 while he was racking up dried grass from the curbs in the parking lot...and he told me about the Easley By-pass from Greenville being "his road" since he told SC Hwy Patrol to make the first trip to Clemson in 1960 by the Gamecocks a nightmare (worst than it would be normally)...and eventually their 1%'ters (big #### attorneys, bankers & legislators) would raise some state money for a new multi-lane road from Cola to G'ville...and sure enough it happened just as he "planned" it. Ha! What a guy, and he loved Clemson College so much.

Go TiGERs!

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Re: No HC like him EVER in College ranks & I got to interview...

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Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 3:15 PM
 

Met Coach Howard in Raleigh airport. He had been to an ACC meeting(where else) in Chapel Hill and we were both going to Washington,DC. I introduced myself and we sat together on the flight. During the flight he said," You are a first class guy. I want to thank you for walking up and introducing your self. You would be surprised how many people come up to me and say 'Hey, Coach. Do you remember me?' " Then he said, " I always would love to have said, ' #### no, why should I remember you!' "
Told some interesting stories about recruiting and the Sugar Bowl against LSU. Said practice had been so bad for the Bowl game that he didn't give us a change to be in the game and then the team came out full of fire and almost beat the No 1 LSU team.

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Funny dude


Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 3:07 PM
 

Thanks for sharing


Re: Classic Frank Howard Story on a slow day....

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Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 4:23 PM
 

I was a student at Clemson in the 70's. I went to a ball game 1 Sat. and was busy talking to one of my friends I wasn't looking and knocked into an older gentleman. It was Coach Howard. I quickly apoligized for running into him. He said " son when I was younger I hit alot harder than that."


And, Coach Howard liked to call people..."Buddy". ***


Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 5:41 PM
 

Go TiGERs!

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Re: Classic Frank Howard Story on a slow day....

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Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 8:52 PM
 

Here's another one:

In 1976, we were eating Sunday brunch at the Holiday Inn near the lake. Four guys(3 average size and 1 BIG guy) from A6(Annex) Johnston Hall were enjoying a wonderful meal when in walks Coach Howard and Bob Bradley.

Howard comes right over to the table and says: "How you boys doin'?

We responded: "Fine Coach. Good to see you."

Howard: "What'd you boys have to eat today?"

We responded: "Fried chicken, Mac 'n cheese, some green beans and ..."

Before we could finish our sentence, Howard blurted out:
"... And a bail of Hay !!!"


Coach Howard was a "piece of work".


At 80 Frank mailed me Score Card Newspaper to join since he


Posted: Apr 22, 2012, 10:53 PM
 

got cut from selling it to subscribers. Always working his butt off and involved in college sports, especially football.

Go TiGERs!

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