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This Week Features Coaching Great Danny Ford, Broadcasting Great Lee Corso, Louisville Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, and an All-Day Road Trip to Clemson
Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” concludes its eleventh season this summer with Episode 6. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in 92 markets throughout the country.
This week’s show features coaching great Danny Ford. Known as an old school coach, Ford played college football at Alabama, learning the sport from legendary coach Bear Bryant. He went on to become head coach at Clemson in 1978. In 1981, he led the Tigers to a perfect 12-0 record and the school’s only National Championship. After 11 years and seven bowl appearances, he left Clemson and later became the head coach at Arkansas for five seasons. Visit with Ford on his 174-acre farm outside Clemson as he discusses his playing and coaching career, including lessons learned from Bear Bryant and Clemson legendary head coach Frank Howard.
Then catch up with broadcaster and Florida State alumnus Lee Corso. His high energy personality has made the football historian a pop culture icon for College Gameday. But his story began on the field as a quarterback and defensive back in Tallahassee, where he was a teammate and roommate of future movie star Burt Reynolds. When he retired from coaching, one phone interview set him on a new career path. Hear how he transitioned from coaching to the broadcast booth, and the story behind how his mascot headgear picks became a tradition.
Follow the inspiring story of Louisville senior linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin. Growing up in Atlanta, Mauldin was shuffled through 16 foster homes, often split up from his siblings, and had a hard time developing trust in others. Football offered a path to overcome his hardships and inspire others to do the same. Eventually attending Louisville, Mauldin found a home with a caring support group, including his teammates, staff and fans. Hear from the player who is not only on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, but will graduate in December with a degree in communications.
Finally, our Road Trip crew wakes up at 3:00 a.m. in the morning to fully experience gameday at Clemson. Host Tommy Kane gets a lesson tailgating and leads the pregame parade in a custom Clemson fire truck. After kickoff, T-K works the crowd as a member of the Clemson Central Spirit Flag crew.
For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.
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