“You can tell if a player is scared if he looks at me every time before the ball is snapped.”
Jadeveon Clowney says SEC quarterbacks are afraid of him
Who does Jadeveon Clowney think he is? He may have a pretty good picture of the situation, actually. South Carolina’s pass-rushing monster playmaker, is a man some of YouWager’s dedicated college football betting fans say might become the first defense-only player in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy.
During the SEC Media Days, as Clowney appeared before a crowd of reporters, he did something few athletes do these days. He said what he thought. He named names. He told a YouWager news source that he actually saw fear in the eyes of three quarterbacks last year. He said they were Tajh Boyd at Clemson, Aaron Murray at Georgia, and Tyler Wilson at Arkansas. Clowney told YouWager’s source that Clemson’s Boyd, the quarterback for his in-state rival, often looked afraid. “He is scared every time we play them. I know he’s listening right now but I’m telling the truth,” he said.
YouWager’s source asked Clowney to explain. Clowney said, “You can tell if a player is scared if he looks at me every time before the ball is snapped.”
Clowney had four-and-a-half sacks against Clemson in their game. He said Boyd looked “shook.” He told his teammates, “We got him.”
Clemson’s head coach, Dabo Swinney, responded to a YouWager source, “I don’t think Tajh Boyd is scared of anybody.”
Steve Spurrier, head coach at Carolina, responded without naming his rival. “A lot of quotes came across the country and I read one today from the head coach at our upstate school,” he said. “You know, that school that used to beat us a lot that doesn’t beat us much anymore, that one.”
Any quarterback would be wise to fear Jadeveon Clowney. When the Gamecocks beat Michigan in the Outback Bowl last season, Clowney made one of the hardest recorded hits in football. Flying into Vincent Smith, Michigan’s running back, Clowney hit Smith so hard that he knocked Smith’s helmet off.
Clowney asked about Smith. Reporters told him that Smith was apparently doing just fine.
YouWager’s college football betting fans may see even more hits like that this season. Coach Spurrier has hinted that Clowney might be even faster now. Spurrier told YouWager’s source that Clowney ran a 4.46 in the 40. He’s lighter, too, at 268 pounds, Spurrier said.
Some NFL analysts at YouWager say Clowney might have gone Number One overall in the NFL Draft if he had been eligible this year.