Posted October 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
Steve Spurrier promised this week to be more positive about No. 13 South Carolina. It was hard, though, to hide his displeasure about Jadeveon Clowney's absence. Clowney came to the coaches before the game and said that bruised ribs that kept him from practice Thursday were too sore for him to play. So the 6-foot-6, 274-pound All-American watched the Gamecocks' 35-28 win over Kentucky from the sidelines, chatting with teammates as South Carolina lost a large lead for the third straight game. If Clowney ''wants to play, we will welcome him to come play for the team if he wants,'' Spurrier said. ''But he if doesn't want to play, he doesn't have to play. Simple as that.'' Connor Shaw threw for a touchdown and rushed for another and Mike Davis had 106 yards rushing as South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) held off the Wildcats (1-4, 0-2). Few had questioned Clowney's desire to play since he arrived on campus before the ...

Jadeveon Clowney asks out of game

Jadeveon Clowney's junior season at South Carolina is becoming more of a soap opera by the week. For one of the most talented players in college football, the discussions surrounding Clowney this season rarely have seemed to regard actual football. Saturday before the 13th-ranked Gamecocks' 35-28 win against Kentucky , Clowney told head coach Steve Spurrier in pregame warmups...

Spurrier irritated with Clowney for sitting out?

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 →

Paul Finebaum calls Jadeveon Clowney ‘a joke’

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...

Clowney not playing for No. 13 South Carolina

South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is out against Kentucky because of bruised ribs. Clowney missed practice on Thursday with the injury, but defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said it was likely he'd be in the lineup Saturday night. Clowney was announced with the starters. However, he came out without his pads when the game began. Clowney has been bothered...

Spurrier unsure if Clowney will play vs. Arkansas

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...

Steve Spurrier clearly frustrated with Jadeveon Clowney

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...

Spurrier On Clowney: We're Not Worried If Clowney Plays Or Not

South Carolina escaped a Kentucky comeback on Saturday night as they beat the Wildcats 35-28 in Columbia. While the Gamecocks are happy to get the win, Spurrier is disappointed with his star defensive end for taking himself out of last nights game. All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has all but eliminated himself from the Heisman race midway through the season. Last night...

The Week Ahead: Clowney riles the OBC

"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...

Covering Dixie: Steve Spurrier and Jadeveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. All your crystal football are belong to us.  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...

NFL Execs Don’t Care About Jadeveon Clowney’s Drama

The college football world and fans in Columbia, South Carolina might be concerned about Jadeveon Clowney, but NFL executives and those who make the big decisions are not. After sitting out the Gamecocks game on Saturday because of a rib injury, Clowney found himself being ripped by his own coach, pundits, and critics who feel he’s tanking on his team, and only focused on his professional...

Spurrier unsure of Clowney's return

Steve Spurrier is not sure when All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will be back in the lineup for No. 14 South Carolina.

No Clowney-ing Around

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).

Three Possible Reasons Jadeveon Clowney Chose To Sit Out

The Jadeveon Clowney saga has taken many turns, since the propaganda from the likes of ESPN, that was at one point, promoting him into some sort of untouchable and immortal freak. Not to say Clowney isn't having a solid season from a technical standpoint; he's forcing quick throws, teams are running the ball away from him and he’s drawing double teams consistently. But...

Video: Steve Spurrier bristles at Jadeveon Clowney questions

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was not happy about the fact that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney watched the Kentucky game from the bench.

No. 13 South Carolina looking to get back on track

Whenever Steve Spurrier and No. 13 South Carolina need to get back on track, Kentucky's usually there to point the way. The Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) will look to return to form Saturday night, again against the struggling Wildcats (1-3, 0-1). South Carolina started the season in the top 10 and figured to contend for the SEC and national championships behind...
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