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Legend of Cecilio Guante:
The hype around Jadeveon Clowney heading into this season was off the charts. Can you really blame anyone? Clowney’s been a freak that we’ve followed on this blog long before he stepped foot in Columbia, South Carolina. The residuals of this were sure to last through the off-season and right into the 2013 campaign.
It’s what got him on the cover of SI and why ESPN created this commercial to promo their season slate.
But what’s gone on since? Clowney’s stats haven’t jumped off the page, but, as my buddy and Gamecocks backer emphasizes, the numbers don’t tell the story. Clowney still changes the game. He draws constant double teams and offensive coordinators scheme around him. Watch and you can see teams literally running away from Clowney.
However, it’s not even his quiet numbers that are making noise. Instead, it’s his injuries, sickness and/or laziness depending on who you talk to. Paul Finebaum, a longtime staple of SEC land and now on ESPN, has a clear opinion. During an appearance on ESPN today, Finebaum called Clowney a “disgrace” and the “biggest joke in college football.”
Who knows the deal. Maybe Clowney’s really hurt, sick and tired. Or perhaps he’s just checked out for his junior campaign and counting the seconds to the first selection in the NFL draft — a spot many do not expect him to slip past. The bigger question may be. Does anyone besides Finebaum (and Spurrier) really care?
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The drama surrounding South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has hit an all-time high. The Gamecocks star, who sat out this past Saturday’s game against Kentucky with a muscle strain near his ribs, was criticized by coach Steve Spurrier after the game. Spurrier seemed to imply that Clowney made a decision not to play – not that he was actually too injured to play. Via...
Remember all that talk this past summer about Jadeveion Clowney sitting out his final season at South Carolina in order to stay healthy for the 2014 NFL Draft? Clowney said he wouldn’t do that, but he may be thinking about…Read more →
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Jadeveon Clowney has people talking again -- and for a reason no one expected when his final season kicked off six weeks ago.
The South Carolina All-American pulled himself from the lineup Saturday night a short time before the Gamecocks' 35-28 victory Saturday night, saying pain from strained muscles around his ribs was too much to bear.
It's the latest...
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney told reporters that he was injured, and that he is not done playing at South Carolina.
Despite some critics suggesting that he has one eye on the NFL, South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney claims that he is committed to helping his team win, and adds that he isn't sitting out games in an attempt to protect his high draft status.
“I’m not looking to sit out. I’m not that type of guy. I’m fully committed and I’m here for the team...
What exactly is he suppose to say.
On the heels of Steve Spurrier overreacting to Jadeveon Clowney sitting himself out of South Carolina’s seven point win over Kentucky, both coach and player are now scrambling to do damage control.
The all american and the old ball coach really screwed this one up.
After missing Saturday’s game with a rib injury, Clowney admitted there was “some...
South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier is clearly frustrated with star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney did not play in South Carolina's win against Kentucky on Saturday after the All-American made a decision not to suit up just prior to kickoff.
Apparently, the coaching staff was extremely surprised by Clowney's decision to pull himself out of action...
"So nice of you to join us, Mr. Clowney." (Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports)
The five biggest stories that CBR is monitoring this week.
1. Clowney-Spurrier relationship getting chilly.
Ultra-talented South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has found himself felled by a series of maladies to start the season. He missed last Saturday’s game versus Kentucky...
This past Saturday, South Carolina fans — and Steve Spurrier — were shocked when Jadeveon Clowney went to the head coach and told him he wouldn’t be playing against Kentucky. Spurrier himself was very surprised by the news (Clowney had even been announced with the starting lineups) and sounded off after the game, saying “If he doesn’t want to play, he doesn’t have to...
5. #14 South Carolina at Arkansas 12:21 PM ET SEC TV
The Gamecocks should be on upset alert this week. The ever-growing soap opera that is Jadeveon Clowney hit a new level when he pulled himself from the line up shortly before the Kentucky game. A contest in which the Gamecocks raced out to a 21-0 lead before having to hold off a 4th quarter surge from the Wildcats to escape...
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier talks about the injury issues and availability of star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (6-6, 274) as his No. 14 Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1) prepare for this Saturday's road game at Arkansas (3-3, 0-2).
Some very strange comments from the ole ball coach, but you can’t say that he is lying.
Spurrier on Clowney: "If he never plays another snap here, we all should be thankful and appreciative that he came to South Carolina."
— Ryan Wood (@rwood_SC) October 8, 2013
Spurrier on Clowney: "All those No. 7 jerseys, and all the money he's made for our school, he&...
The Old Ball Coach had some more interesting comments (via @rwood_SC) today regarding Jadeveon Clowney and his situation at South Carolina.…
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Born of Frustration.
South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier was reportedly "frustrated" over defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's decision to sit out Saturday's game against Kentucky due to a rib injury. It's the latest in a line of injuries or ailments Clowney...