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Thirty years later, Clemson heads back to the Orange Bowl

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

It was 30 years ago that the Clemson Tigers last traveled to Miami for the Orange Bowl. That year, the football team won it all, and this year, the football team hopes to get their 10th win.

Classic songs like "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Jessie's Girl" were still new when the Tigers beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 22 to 15 in 1982.

Ronald Reagan was president, and just as the season started in 1981, MTV first aired.

That year, an average home cost a little more than $78,000. The average rent paid was just $315. Drivers could buy a gallon of gas for a $1.25.

Head coach Dabo Swinney said the objective over the years - to win - has stayed the same.

This past weekend, Swinney was the first from Clemson to win "National Coach of the Year" since 1981. Back then, it was the legendary Danny Ford who brought his tigers to the Orange Bowl, when they won the National Championship.

This week, the Tigers may be singing 1981's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" to the Mountaineers. Clemson takes on West Virginia Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

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