Jadeveon Clowney’s lackluster performance against the North Carolina Tar Heels — a mere three tackles and a lot of huffing and puffing — has already been dissected, discussed, and overreacted to across the college football landscape. Clowney had a poor performance, yes, one that didn’t measure up to the hype he’s been receiving ever since he decapitated Vincent Smith of Michigan, but there are plenty of games left in the season. Folks need to relax.
That said, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier wasn’t happy with the way his superstar defensive end performed. Giving credit to the North Carolina offensive line, Spurrier discussed Clowney’s poor play:
We all watched what happened out there, and obviously Jadeveon was not up to par. I’m not going to give him any excuses. You have to give that North Carolina tackle pretty good credit because he did a good job blocking, and their quarterback was pretty nifty moving around in the pockets.
I think Jadeveon learned that the camera is on him every play. He needs to know that that camera is on him every play this year and hopefully he learns from that. He needs to play like he’s capable of playing (The Post and Courier).
Clowney will certainly have the opportunity to shine in front of a national audience again next Saturday. His Gamecocks will be the road to take on the Georgia Bulldogs.
[Source: The Post and Courier]