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South Carolina Football: What Steve Spurrier has brought to USC

South Carolina Football has turned into one of the most successful programs in the nation in the last four years, and it all started with one person.  Steve Spurrier was introduced as South Carolina’s head coach on November 23rd, 2004 and began to steer the program in the right direction. The journey to becoming an elite team was not easy for Spurrier and his Gamecocks.  Many...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 SEC Preview: Can South Carolina FINALLY win a SEC title?

Despite all the talk that comes out of Steve Spurrier's mouth, there one thing that's for certain about his South Carolina Gamecocks: They've never won a SEC title under him. Sure, they went there in 2010. But they lost, and despite Spurrier's annoyance at the schedule, they haven't been back since.  But this year the Gamecocks are favored for the SEC East. Can...
Via SEC Football Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson’s Vic Beasley Trolls South Carolina’s Defense: “Clowney Didn’t Have The Supporting Cast I Have”

The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is an especially fun one to watch as an objective observer. There are better on-field college football rivalries… actually, this one probably isn’t even in contention at the moment considering the Gamecocks’ recent domination. Off the field, however? Few fanbases, coaches, and players send barbs at each other like those at Clemson and USC...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier: A Lot Of People Advised South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney To Sit Out 2013 Season

Few future No. 1 NFL Draft picks received more criticism than Jadeveon Clowney did during his final college football season. The South Carolina defensive end had a modest junior campaign–three sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss–but he played in only 11 of the Gamecock’s 13 games, causing some to believe he was playing it safe with the NFL in mind.  Clowney has said that wasn’t...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Five storylines to ponder for Day 2 of SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. -- A year ago, it's a lineup that provided two of the conference's biggest star power, with Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney. They're not, as Rick Pitino once told us "walking through that door." Still, Day 2 of the SEC Media Days has a serious draw, thanks in no small part, in the form of coach who is a guaranteed sound bite. Here are five storylines...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

What can you say about Steve Spurrier? He is as honest as the day is long. Now in his 36th year on the sidelines, there is no change in his swagger, is demeanor and his approach to the game – what you see is what you get. And the sad part of it there are 13 other teams in the SEC who know this like it is a bible verse (Spurrier is the son of a Tennessee preacher) and everyone tends...
Via Football Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Clowney says he played through sports hernia injury at South Carolina

Earlier this month, No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney underwent sports hernia surgery after struggling with an ongoing groin issue during Houston Texans OTAs. At first, the origin of the injury was said to occur during Clowney's pro day prior to the draft, but now it has been revealed by NFL.com's Gil Brandt the new Texans defense star he played his entire final season...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans sign No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney

The Houston Texans have locked up their No. 1 overall draft pick. Jadeveon Clowney has agree to a four-year, $22.27 million contract with the team, according to the Houston Chronicle. The deal also reportedly includes a fifth-year option and $14.52 million signing bonus. South Carolina's former star defensive end will transition to outside linebacker under new Texans defensive...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina linebacker Kaiwan Lewis ready to step up

The South Carolina Gamecocks are losing their best known defensive playmaker Jadeveon Clowney to the Houston Texas in the NFL, but there are plenty more players that are ready to step up and fill the void that he will leave. One of those players is junior linebacker Kaiwan Lewis. Lewis made 10 starts in the 2013 season, recording 54 tackles, four tackles for a loss, a sack, two interceptions...
Via Sports-Glory
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Delusional Fan Bases In College Sports

Tenacious fandom is synonymous with college sports. But as everyone knows, delusional fandom is just as prevalent. Whether teams’ fans are living in the past or they see their school as the greatest program in the history of the sport — that type of thinking is widespread. Having delusional fans isn’t necessarily an indication of an underachieving program; there can be success...
Via College Spun
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans introduce No. 1 pick Clowney in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Anyone who's seen Jadeveon Clowney's monster tackle against Michigan in the Outback Bowl in 2013 won't be surprised to learn what the No. 1 overall pick likes best about football. He says: "Big hits. I'm all about hitting. I don't care who it is. I just like to make hits." That's what the Houston Texans are counting on after passing...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reporter gets Jadeveon Clowney's school wrong

Thursday night, the Houston Texans made Jadeveon Clowney the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Following the selection, the former South Carolina defensive end answered questions from the media at a press conference. One reporter made the ill-fated mistake of thinking the All-American pass rusher attended Clemson, which, of course, is South Carolina’s hated rival.  Reporter here...
Via College Spun
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Fullback’s Mom Still Teases Him About Jadeveon Clowney Hit

It’s bad enough that the play has probably become the most shown highlight in the history of college football. But when your own mother teases you about it? That’s rock bottom.  Even my mom doubts me about @clownejd sack… Thanks mom @nfl pic.twitter.com/Wj4FGRlIjD — Joe Kerridge (@JKerridge36) May 9, 2014 The play being discussed is, of course, former South Carolina defensive...
Via College Spun
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: South Carolina Congratulates Jadeveon Clowney On Being Selected No. 1

South Carolina is certainly proud of new first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, and the Gamecocks have now produced a quick Youtube spot congratulating the star defensive end on becoming a Houston Texan.  The video also definitely serves a recruiting purpose, with the slogan “HERE Dreams become reality” in the final frame. Clowney becomes the first Gamecock to go first overall...
Via College Spun
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Results: Clowney, Bortles, Watkins Highlight Top 10 Picks

NEW YORK — For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn’t wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade. No surprise: Clowney is the Texans’ man. But Thursday’s first pick of the NFL draft didn’t come without some intrigue about how it would all turn out. There had been criticism of Clowney’s...
Via NESN.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitting the Links on Jadeveon Clowney

Here are Jadeveon Clowney links from around the internet on the Houston Texans top selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.     Clowney Links  Sports Talk 790 Sports Talk 790′s Lanze Zierlien caught Clowney after the pick.   Clowney 1 on 1 with Drew Dougherty (Video) Clowney Hoping to Prove Doubter Wrong (Video) Jadeveon’s Life Has Changed (Video) 10 Facts on Clowney from CSN...
Via State of the Texans
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Select Jadeveon Clowney With 1st Pick In NFL Draft

The Houston Texans selected  Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick in the 2014 NFL draft. The former South Carolina defensive end will join JJ Watt to form a scary defensive line. When his name was announced, the tears started to flow.   Love it! Clowney also announced he signed an endorsement deal with Puma…   video via Gif’d Sports
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Clowney, Watt ready to team up on Texans' defense

Quarterbacks beware. Jadeveon Clowney is coming to Houston and is expected to line up opposite of Pro-Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt, instantly making the Texans' defensive front one of the most feared in the NFL. Opting to take the best overall player in the draft over a much-needed quarterback, the Texans made Clowney the third first-overall pick in team history on Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Clowney, Watt ready to team up on Texans' defensive front

Quarterbacks beware. Jadeveon Clowney is coming to Houston and is expected to line up opposite of Pro-Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt, instantly making the Texans' defensive front one of the most feared in the NFL. Opting to take the best overall player in the draft over a much-needed quarterback, the Texans made Clowney the third first-overall pick in team history on Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Winners and losers of the first round of the NFL Draft

1. Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. – Winners! Houston paired the best pass rusher in the draft with JJ Watt. Clowney was the consensus #1 overall, and with a team unsure on offense, they strengthened their defense in the best possible way. 2. St. Louis Rams – Greg Robinson, OL, Auburn – Winners! Offensive line is always a safe pick. Robinson is a great...
Via Down and Distance
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney: Hopefully I’ll Be Hall Of Famer For Texans One Day

NEW YORK — No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has high hopes for his NFL career. An hour after the Houston Texans made Clowney the top overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Clowney met with reporters on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. “Hopefully I’ll be a Hall of Famer one day,” Clowney said in an otherwise humble meeting with reporters. He said he was still surprised...
Via NESN.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney’s big day: #1 pick and signs with Puma

To the surprise of no one, a teary eyed Jadeveon Clowney was selected first in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Ever since his first college game in 2011 against East Carolina (where he recorded seven tackles) and his first SEC game against Georgia (where he had two sacks), Clowney was destined to be a top pick in the draft. Clowney dazzled scouts and the media to the point...
Via Crystal Ball Run
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney’s big day: #1 pick and signs with Puma

To the surprise of no one, a teary eyed Jadeveon Clowney was selected first in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Ever since his first college game in 2011 against East Carolina (where he recorded seven tackles) and his first SEC game against Georgia (where he had two sacks), Clowney was destined to be a top pick in the draft. Clowney dazzled scouts and the media to the point...
Via Bloguin Best
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jadeveon Clowney’s High School Erupts When He’s Drafted No. 1

Earlier tonight, former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was taken No. 1 overall in this year’s NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. It would appear that folks back in his home town, justifiably, are very proud of their former high school star. Check out the below video, shot by WCNC-TV’s Kevin Ridley, of fans gathering at his high school, South Pointe High in Rock Hill...
Via College Spun
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans take Clowney with No. 1 pick in draft

NEW YORK (AP) - No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man. After two extra weeks of intrigue, Houston opened the NFL draft Thursday night by taking South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Rarely does a team not reveal the top overall choice until it is announced, and there was wide speculation the Texans had soured on Clowney, whose work ethic has been questioned. Obviously...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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