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“Rodney! Rodney!”

STRIKE UP THE CHANT … Former Clemson University quarterback Rodney Williams is the Tigers’ newest radio personality, the school announced this week.  Williams will provide color commentary on Clemson’s weekly radio broadcasts, joining play-by-play announcer Don Munson in the booth. Williams posted a 32-10-2 record as Clemson’s starting quarterback from 1985-88…

STRIKE UP THE CHANT …

Former Clemson University quarterback Rodney Williams is the Tigers’ newest radio personality, the school announced this week.  Williams will provide color commentary on Clemson’s weekly radio broadcasts, joining play-by-play announcer Don Munson in the booth.

Williams posted a 32-10-2 record as Clemson’s starting quarterback from 1985-88 – leading the Tigers to four straight bowl games (and three consecutive bowl wins).  In two of those games – the 1986 Gator Bowl and 1988 Citrus Bowl – Williams was named his team’s most valuable player.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Clemson football broadcast and be around the program again,” Williams said in a statement released by the school.

Williams’ name – especially his first name – is well-known to fans of the University of South Carolina, who mockingly chanted it ad nauseam  during the No. 12 Gamecocks’ 20-7 upset victory over eighth-ranked Clemson in 1987.  At the time, that was the highest-ranked showdown between the two rivals (since eclipsed by the 2013 meeting between No. 6 Clemson and No. 10 South Carolina).

Missed the 1987 game?

Here’s the money shot …

“ROD-Ney … ROD-Ney …”

Williams would have his revenge the next season, though, leading the Tigers to a 29-10 victory over the Gamecocks. Last spring he was inducted into the Palmetto State’s football Hall of Fame.

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41 comments

Smirks July 18, 2014 at 3:12 pm

“…his 7th interception…”

What, in that game? If that’s the case, maybe Boyd shouldn’t feel so bad after all.

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CNSYD July 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Apparently Sic Willie forgot the chant of “Todd-ney”, “Todd-ney” in the next game.

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Toyota Kawaski July 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Apparently cnSTD all yall have these days is a history book

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CNSYD July 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Slant Eye Jap, I believe your boy Sic Willie started this discussion with a history lesson.

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carls jr July 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Maybe b/c it was a stupid ass chant. Entertaining to half-wits of course, but still a stupid ass chant.

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CNSYD July 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Oh! Did it touch a nerve?

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Squishy123 July 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Don’t worry he gets butthurt more easily than the new guy at the YMCA steamroom.

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E Norma Scok July 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

The “TANEY-hill TANEY-hill” chant the next year (and the year after that) while getting his collective ass handed to him deep in USC territory was oh so much sweeter however.
Rodney was actually a pretty good QB, and a pretty good guy. He did our color announcing for a few years but quit when traveling took him away from his growing family. I’m glad to have him back. Maybe we can get rid of that bore Don Munson now.
Oh..the obligatory ” Nope..not a homer site..not this one… regardless what the bald Chinese guy writes weekly”.

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RHood2 July 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Umm, thre was about 10 years between Williams at Clemson and Taneyhill at USC.

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E Norma Scok July 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm

It was actually closer to 5 years difference, but I guess I can’t expect your math to be that good. And I vividly remember the chant in the shit end zone seats of the chicken coop in ’93 AND ’95.

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carls jr July 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Your weekly crying is expected and will continue into 2015, but your day will come again some time down the road. Maybe when SOS retires. And while it was a long time ago and it’s ok your dates are a little fuzzy, don’t mistake Mr. Taneyhill as a Taj Boyd clone who suffered an “o-fer” in this rivalry. Since you, and your friends, are used to living in the past, I am sure the autograph and home run swings are fresh in your memory.

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E Norma Scok July 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

So now you’re whining about my whining? I’m just repeating what Will himself has said several times.
And no worries…I won’t mistake Taneyhill as either a 1) USC graduate, or 2) Charlie Whitehurst..who never lost to the chickens.
I notice “history” has different meaning for USC fans: When they beat Clemson, history is conveniently described as lasting during that streak. When they lose to Clemson, history is only described as lasting the calendar year they are in.

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ButtWeiser July 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I guess the Budweiser distributorships are on auto-pilot. Not bad part-time work for a CEO if you can get it.

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Norma Scok July 19, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Life ain’t bad a millionaire.

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MurrayLaker July 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

I sure hope his is better that Todd….We Gamecocks have a top notch program. Its time to upgrade the radio broadcast crew.

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my my July 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

sure hope he is not a jerk like he was in hs. todd as announcer is annoying!!!

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Squishy123 July 18, 2014 at 8:57 pm

But he has such a nice soothing voice for radio.

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shifty henry July 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

Coach Dabo Swinney was called to a meeting with the president of Clemson University. President Clements tells him that the University is going to insist that he be given a substantial salary increase before the season starts.

“Good grief, sir,” protested Coach Swinney, “I already make more than the entire Engineering Department!”

“Yeah, maybe so, but the entire student body, faculty, and all of the alumni know what you have to put up with,” President Clements blustered. “Look.” He went out into the hall and grabbed a jock who was jogging down the hallway, and dragged him into his office. “Run over to Coach Swinney’s office and see if he’s there,” he ordered.

Fifteen minutes later the jock returned, sweaty and out of breath. “You’re not there, Coach,” he reported.

“Oh, I see what you mean,” conceded Coach Swinney, scratching his head.
“I would have phoned.”

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Did it happen on landing?

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shifty henry July 19, 2014 at 11:34 pm

— no

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Did you land at an airport?

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shifty henry July 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

— no

euwe max July 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Did you ditch in water?

shifty henry July 20, 2014 at 7:33 pm

— yes, the Atlantic (not shot down by Bahaman Navy as reported)

euwe max July 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

were you the pilot?

shifty henry July 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

— yes, solo

euwe max July 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

brave man. I want to party with you, dude!

euwe max July 21, 2014 at 1:29 am

Did they have to cut anything off?

shifty henry July 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

During preseason training, a Clemson football lineman married one of the team’s cheerleaders.

The coach was a bit surprised and remarked to his star football player, “You are such a big, burly guy. Why in the world did you marry such a tiny, petite woman? She is no bigger than your hand.”

“That’s right, Coach,” replied the lineman. “But, she’s much better!”

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Did you get off the runway?

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shifty henry July 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm

— yes

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euwe max July 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

did a wing, or the wings, fall off?

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shifty henry July 21, 2014 at 8:28 am

Yes, but my attempts to record those final hours of terror are too unnerving for me right now…. but maybe later.

euwe max July 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

ok, here’s what you do… you have the perfect excuse. Get a prescription for Ambien.. but only 5 pills to “get you back to regular sleep patterns,” one for a 30 day supply of Ativan to “help you through the day,” and one for 10 methaqualone for those really tough days when you see your dead grandmother driving a Studebaker Champion through your living room.

When you get that filled, I’ll let you know when to pick me up at the airport.

VoiceofReason July 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm

You’re an idiot!!!!

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shifty henry July 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

I’m in a terrific mood this morning, so here are some Clemson cheerleader jokes you can share with your children–

Q: What do Clemson cheerleaders drink before they go to a football game?
A: Root beer!

Q: Why did the ghost become a Clemson cheerleader?
A: She liked to show off her school spirit!

Q: What is a Clemson cheerleader’s favorite color?
A: Yeller!

Q: What is a Clemson cheerleader’s favorite cereal?
A: Cheerios.

Q:
How does a Clemson cheerleader answer the phone?

A: H-E-L-L-O!

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Was it a training flight?

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shifty henry July 19, 2014 at 11:34 pm

— nope

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euwe max July 21, 2014 at 1:29 am

Was it in April?

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Crooner July 20, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Man it was cold that night!

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Where is Tiny Penis? July 21, 2014 at 9:32 am

Nope not a homer site at all. No way, not this one. Not a chance…

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