Flashback Friday: Jadeveon Clowney’s Outback Bowl hit against Michigan

It’s New Year’s Day, which means some of the biggest college football games have been played on this day. Today, we look back at a specific moment rather than an overall game. It was the 2013 Outback Bowl between South Carolina and Michigan. With the Wolverines up 22-21 halfway through the fourth quarter, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney made the hit of the year...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Now is the time for Steve Spurrier to call it a career

When Stephen Orr Spurrier was in the process of winning the 1966 Heisman Trophy at Florida — 30 years before he’d coach a Heisman winner, Danny Wuerffel, in 1996 — a sportswriter at the Atlanta Constitution wrote, “Blindfolded, with his back to the wall, with his hands tied behind him, Steve Spurrier would be a two-point favorite at his own execution.” That memorable...
Via The Student Section
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

SEC Preview 2015: Can Connor Mitch solve ***** Problems?

With Jadeveon Clowney moving off to the NFL, the South Carolina Gamecocks had a poor 2014, finishing 7-5 and 3-5 in the SEC, which including a blow-out losses to Texas A&M and Clemson, and getting outclassed by Kentucky. They beat Georgia in a rainstorm and squeaked by Florida, but overall, this wasn't a great year for the Gamecocks. WE NOW KNOW THE QB Connor Mitch was named...
Via SEC Football Blog
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Injury Concerns Continue to Mount for Houston Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney

GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 09: Linebacker Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Houston Texans tackles running back Stepfan Taylor #30 of the Arizona Cardinals for a loss during the preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was placed on the active...
Via The Sports Journal
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney Does Not Think Very Highly Of Nick Saban, “The Guy Ain’t Nothing But 5-Foot-5″

Back in 2011, Jadeveon Clowney was the No. 1 high school football recruit in the country. A lot of the time, the No. 1 recruit in the country opts to play for Nick Saban at Alabama. Clowney, obviously, did not, deciding to commit to in-state South Carolina instead.  Clowney chose the Gamecocks over the Crimson Tide.  Now we know why.  In an interview for a new book about the...
Via College Spun
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney reveals why he didn't go to Alabama

By Daniel Ledbetter Out of high school Jadeveon Clowney was the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation, one that actually did live up to the hype. He chose to attend attend South Carolina, despite offers from essentially every major program including Nick Saban and the University of Alabama. In the new biography Saban: The Making of a Coach, Clowney reveals exactly what he thought...
Via Gamedayr
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida State commit channels inner Jadeveon Clowney

Does everyone remember the Outback Bowl hit from former South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to Michigan Wolverines running back Vincent Smith? You know, the hit heard around the world? Well, if you don’t, here is a fresh reminder. The reason we bring up this hit today is because of Florida State Seminoles commit Janarius Robinson. During practice this week...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina vs. Kentucky – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Twitter/@UKequipment South Carolina travels to Kentucky for a game between two teams seemingly heading in different directions. Life after Jadeveon Clowney and Connor Shaw has been difficult for the Gamecocks this year, as they’ve already dropped two SEC contests. A win over the Wildcats would help to get the team back on track, but it won’t come easy. Kentucky is 3-1 and looked...
Via College Spun
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Countdown to kickoff – 3

The 2014 college football season kicks off in 178 hours and counting. For South Carolina, preparation for Texas A&M began on Monday, meaning the coaches have a good idea of how the depth chart will look and what to expect from their respective units on August 28th. Since practices have been closed for the last two weeks however, those of us in the general public and the media...
Via isportsweb.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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July 23, 2014  |  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
July 20, 2014  |  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
July 15, 2014  |  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 to watch as...
Via Fox Sports South
July 15, 2014  |  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 at South...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 27, 2014  |  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 Romeo...
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

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 on a quarterback to select the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Clowney to Colts' Luck: Better have your head on a swivel

Before Jadeveon Clowney officially became a member of the Houston Texans after the team took him with the first-overall pick of the NFL Draft Thursday night, the former South Carolina defensive end was already dishing out the trash talk to other members in the AFC South. Wednesday, during one of Clowney's many pre-draft appearances, he reportedly told Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel that...
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

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

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
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