Back in the day, freshmen were not eligible to play and the 85-man scholarship limit did not exist. Also, players could not leave early for the draft. Players had 4 years to make themselves attractive to be drafted in the 17 rounds they had back then. The changes in the above factors are why JV teams became obsolete. In those days Tiger Stadium was known as Deaf Valley
-- playing off Clemson's Death Valley and stressing how loud it was on Saturday nights. We should return to that name, as Clemson did have Death Valley first.