Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 8/30/13
Last night the South Carolina Gamecocks and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney kicked off college football season against the UNC Tar Heels. There was never really much of a question about who would win the game (the 8th ranked Gamecocks were clearly the more talented team), so many viewers outside of those in Williams Brice Stadium weren’t concerned with the outcome. All eyes were on Jadeveon Clowney, the heralded defensive end that some have deemed the best defensive prospect in decades. The commentators in the pregame show talked about Clowney’s high expectations and his performance last season. They discussed how North Carolina would game plan around him and how offensive tackle James Hurst would fare against him. They studied and commented on what seemed like his every on both the field and the sidelines. With all the hype comes more attention, more distractions, and quite frankly a bigger ego. All of these things could cause any normal young man to steer off-course and Clowney is ...
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