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Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Game

Jess Neely

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Today’s photos is of former Tiger head coach Jess Neely.

Head Coach Jess Neely (left) is talking to his players during a game back in 1938. It was Jess Neely who had Clemson move away from the old official colors of pale purple and gold to what we have now. The reason was he wanted uniforms that were more colorfast.

Neely worked with the school of textiles at Clemson to develop uniforms that could hold their color better from the constant washing and the exposure to sunlight. Their recommendation was to use deeper colors such as North-western purple and burnt orange.

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