Biggest villains in Clemson football history: 7. Vince Dooley
Now, one thing you’ve got to remember about this list is that there’s got to be context.
Here in the present, there’s not as much of a disdain for Vince Dooley among Clemson football circles simply because so much time has gone by.
But if you can place yourself back into the 1980s where the Clemson-Georgia series was one of the most-hated and tightly-contested rivalries in the country, you’ll find a much different story.
From 1964 to 1988, Dooley coached against the Tigers a total of 20 times and held a record of 15-6-1.
The rivalry between Clemson and Georgia was considered by many to be more important than the in-state series against South Carolina. The two programs hated one another and Dooley was the face of the Bulldogs program during that time.