After all of the preseason hype, our experience this season with South Carolina’s freak of nature defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney, hasn’t exactly lived up to that hype. But, in hindsight, did it ever really have a chance to? That’s neither here nor there, but there have been a variety of reasons as to why we haven’t been treated to that other-worldly performance that we expected.
One of those reasons is that Clowney has experienced some issues with nagging injuries. This past weekend against Kentucky, Clowney approached head coach Steve Spurrier complaining about a rib injury and saying that he would not be able to participate, which he ultimately didn’t.
The criticism piled in after that, as many have debated whether or not the injury is actually legitimate. Some are accusing Clowney and/or South Carolina of just phoning it in the rest of this season in hopes of protecting the future NFL millionaire.
During today’s press conference, Spurrier addressed the status of his star player, and he also gave the South Carolina faithful a bit of advice on how to handle it:
Whatever the case may be, you can’t argue that there’s nothing better than Steve Spurrier in front of a microphone.