January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Vincent Smith (2) reacts on the field after he was tackled by South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (not pictured) and forced a fumble during the second half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former Michigan OT Taylor Lewan isn't sick of seeing the infamous Jadeveon Clowney hit


Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney are two of the most talked about names at this week’s upcoming NFL Scouting Combine after both had stellar careers at their respective schools. Following the 2012 season, their teams squared off against one another in the Outback Bowl, a game won by the Gamecocks and also a game that put Clowney on the national map after, well, after this happened…

Now, you would think that given the loss in the game, Lewan would be sick of having to see that highlight played over and over.

Well, in speaking at the Combine on Thursday, Lewan claims that’s not really the case.

“I’m not sick of it at all,” he said. “You can only control what you can control and whatever ESPN or NFL Network wants to put on their air is up to them. It was not my fault. I hate to say it like that because it’s like I am blaming other people, but it was a double team between me and the guard on the backside linebacker. He just went unblocked. At the same time, whether he was unblocked or not, that was one hell of a hit.”

Can’t say you can really blame the guy. Even if you were on the losing end of all of that, if you’re involved with the sport of football in any way, you can’t get sick of seeing that.

Well, unless your name is Vincent Smith.

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