Tajh Boyd talks about Jadeveon Clowney at ACC Football Kickoff

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd address the media during the ACC kickoff day at the grandover resort. (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd address the media during the ACC kickoff day at the grandover resort. (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

After a long offseason, fans got their first taste of the upcoming college football campaign at each league’s respective media days, while players got an early glance at how much coverage is going to be surrounding them in 2013.

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd learned once and for all what South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney thinks of him.

As big-time, in-state rivals, the Tigers and Gamecocks meet every year. However, Boyd has never engineered a win over Clowney’s defense, even allowing the end to collect a dominant 4.5 sacks in last year’s South Carolina win. During the 2013 SEC Media Days, Clowney referred to Boyd (as well as Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez) as “scared.”

At first, Boyd took the high road, posting a Biblical passage to his Twitter account, but he could not simply respond via social media forever. As Clemson’s most highly-regarded player and Heisman hopeful, Boyd was set to be featured by the program during Sunday’s ACC Football Kickoff.

Sure enough, every single interview of Boyd involved Clowney’s words.

Rather than getting mixed up in the trash talk, Boyd has his sights set squarely on the playing field, and that includes the annual showdown against Clowney’s Gamecocks in November.

“Honestly, there’s a lot of talk that goes on, on and off the field,” Boyd said Sunday at the Grandover Resort. “But that will take care of itself in November.”

Believe us when we say that we cannot wait.

See what Georgia’s Aaron Murray had to say about Jadeveon Clowney’s “scared” comments