Through the years, Memorial Stadium has become known as “Death Valley.” It was tagged as such by the late Presbyterian College Coach Lonnie McMillian in the late 1940s. After bringing his teams to Clemson for years and getting whipped, he said the place was “Death Valley.” A few years later, the name stuck.
“If you’re not going to give 110%, keep your filthy hands off my rock!”
–Former Head Coach Frank Howard
“You put your hand on The Rock for that first time, and you step down The Hill and start running; it’s an adrenaline rush that can’t really be explained”