OT: Clowney sits. Spurrier calls him out.

Submitted by LongLiveBo on October 6th, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Clowney told his coaches last minute that he was too sore to play.  Spurrier's response - 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."

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9778041/jadeveon-clowney-misses-no-13-south-carolina-gamecocks-game-vs-kentucky-wildcats

 

 

Comments

Team 101

October 6th, 2013 at 9:18 AM ^

Spurrier is a jerk.  Either the kid is hurt and and he should stop injuring his reputation or he doesn't want to play in which case he should keep the dirty laundry in the locker room.  College students should not be disciplined in the media.

maizenbluenc

October 6th, 2013 at 10:39 AM ^

As I suggested above - the press has hounded Spurrier about Clowney all season. Spurrier answered the question openly and honestly with patience.

The simple fact is Clowney didn't feel ready to play, and Spurrier said as much. Clearly Clowney will need to answer to future employers later.

goblue20111

October 6th, 2013 at 9:31 AM ^

Well he can get cut if he dogs it in the NFL and lose a lot of non-guaranteed money. Good incentive there. The guy's a #1 pick and any team that passes up on him for anyone other than a prospect equal to Andrew Luck is dumb.

UNCWolverine

October 6th, 2013 at 9:44 AM ^

You have to have pretty thin skin to consider that being called out. My freshman basketball coach said worse things to us when we were 13/14 on a daily basis. I can't even imagine what Bo would have said. Spurrier sounds like a neutered puss walking on egg shells with those comments.

Go blue.

SysMark

October 6th, 2013 at 10:02 AM ^

What happened to him was Taylor Lewan.  He hasn't been the same since the Outback Bowl.  By his own admission Lewan was the best tackle he faced and despite the widely publicized "hit' he did next to nothing in that game.

First time his confidence took a major hit and it's in his head.

Perkis-Size Me

October 6th, 2013 at 11:03 AM ^

Clowney has just been one major disappointment this year so far. He was supposed to come in and probably have 20 sacks by now. Maybe he really is hurt, maybe he isn't, but this isn't looking too good as far as draft scouts are concerned. I'm sure he's getting double, and maybe in some cases, triple-teamed, so that hurts his stat chart a little bit. But still, he should be dominating his competition.

He'll still go high up in the draft based solely on his potential, but at this rate, he can probably kiss the first overall pick good bye. And if he doesn't produce much else this season, he can probably kiss first-round status good bye as well.