Bill Amick announced his retirement from the Clemson Board of Trustees and will be immediately replaced by Charlotte business leader Mark Richardson. This is the best news for Clemson Football in quite some time. You'll recall Amick was allegedly a driving force for the removal of Coach Ford many years ago and has allegedly been one of the Board members who have been rather obstructive in Clemson's quest to rise in athletics. Most of you should recognize the Richardson name--Mark is co-owner of the Panthers and is a prominent Charlotte businessman. Additionally, he graduated from Clemson in '83 and was a member of the National Championship team.