The dessert for the Clemson football banquet was a delectable cake with the team picture of the Tigers imprinted on the icing. The guests, who included current players and recruiting prospects and parents, marveled at it and dug in.
“It was something else, you should have seen this cake,” said Tommy Bowden, who was Clemson’s coach at that time.
Then came the plate of cookies and a bewildering collision with the NCAA rulebook. Coaches and parents of recruits had adjourned to another room to chat over coffee, and somebody brought in cookies for the crowd.