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Clemson still searching for elusive second title

Clemson owns just one national championship in football, and it happened 25 years ago. This season will be make-or-break for the Tigers, writes Mark Schlabach.

Updated: August 23, 2006, 3:31 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Clemson will celebrate the greatest moment in its 110-year football history this season. A quarter-century ago, coach Danny Ford led the upstart Tigers to a perfect 12-0 record and the program's only national championship.

But among the pomp and circumstance of the silver anniversary of that historic moment, a more dubious anniversary also hangs over Tommy Bowden's program. Clemson hasn't won an ACC title in 15 years, not since 1991, the season before Bowden's father, ...

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