Clowney: Clemson’s Boyd Scared of Me
South Carolina star DE Jadeveon Clowney has let his mind-boggling play do most of the talking in his first two college seasons. At SEC Media Days on Tuesday, he displayed a newfound bravado at the expense of one of his chief competitors for the 2013 Heisman Trophy — who happens to be the star QB for the Gamecocks’ in-state rival.
Clowney had the following to say about Clemson’s Tajh Boyd:
“I can tell Tajh Boyd is scared back there. He ain’t no sitting duck, but you can see in his eyes that he’s scared of our D-linemen. We know that coming into the game that we have him shook already. We get a couple hits on him and it changes the whole game. He’s scared every time we play them. I know he’s probably listening to this right now, but I’m just telling the truth, man.”
Don’t chalk this up to cockiness on Clowney’s part. After all, he was responsible for 4.5 sacks of Boyd in last year’s 27–17 victory over the Tigers. And Boyd’s not the only opposing QB Clowney’s seen fear in the eyes of; he told reporters that he saw the same look last year in Georgia’s Aaron Murray, Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson and Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez.
You’d be scared, too, if a 6-foot-6, 270-pound man-child was trying to chase you down.