South Carolina Jadeveon Clowney has guaranteed a Bronko Nagurski Award in 2013

Whether or not South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney’s confidence is good, or bad, news for Gamecocks fans remains to be seen.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was presented with the Butkus Award for the nation’s best linebacker and the Nagurski Award for the country’s best defensive player. In response, Clowney vowed to come back for his final season bigger, stronger, and guaranteed to be named the nation’s top defender.

That, of course, should be fantastic news for Gamecocks fans out of the 6-foot-6, 265-pound freakishly gifted athlete who averaged greater than a sack per game in 2012.

Who wouldn’t want to see a player motivated to improve upon the nation’s leading sacks total (13) and second-most tackles for loss (21.5) in 2012?

So yes, South Carolina may just have a monster on their hands come next year, but the problem is Clowney has already decided to make next year his last on campus.

The South Carolina Gamecocks will be one of a group of programs primed to make a run at the BCS National Championship in 2013, and a Clowney that is motivated to dominate will be the face of the program as the Gamecocks attempt to make a run at the crystal ball.

Will Clowney dominate in 2013? Is he getting ahead of himself? Let us know below!

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  • Jamie Sanderson

    Get ready… 2013 will be the year of the Gamecocks.