Superstar South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney didn’t waste any time getting the trash talking going for the 2013 college football season.
On the first day of the 2013 edition of SEC Media Days, Clowney made a bold statement regarding several quarterbacks around the country, including Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, Georgia’s Aaron Murray and former Razorback Tyler Wilson.
Clowney singled out Boyd in particular, stating that “You can see in his eyes that he’s scared of our D-line. He is scared every time we play them. I know he’s listening to this right now, but I’m telling the truth.”
Of course, with the whole nation tuned into the media frenzy in Hoover, AL, we waited for the responses from these “scared” quarterbacks.
First, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney chimed in:
“I don’t think Tajh Boyd is scared of anybody. He’s a great player; there’s no doubt about that, and was a great player in our game against us and disruptive and made some huge plays and I look forward to getting another shot at him this year.”
Boyd then provided his own soundbite (via USA Today Sports), but instead of throwing a left hook back at Clowney, he took the high road:
“I’ll tell you man, honestly, there’s some things I would definitely like to say but I’m just not going to entertain it.”
“I mean, we haven’t beaten those guys in a good bit now and there’s nothing else really to be said about it,” Boyd said. “We just have to go out there and beat those guys, and that’s really all there is to it.”
With national title aspirations on the line for both teams this season, you better believe that the entire state of South Carolina has Saturday, November 30 circled on their calendars.
*Update* Boyd later took to Twitter and quoted a verse from the Bible. Of course, we can’t know for sure if he was alluding to Clowney here, but it sure has that feel, doesn’t it?
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted..Matt 23:12
— Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) July 17, 2013