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Spurrier says ‘communication problem’ led to Clowney comments

Steve Spurrier AP

Well, y’all can turn off the air raid sirens and stop the presses. Steve Spurrier has explained his comments from Monday in which he questioned whether star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was going to be healthy enough to play the season-opener against North Carolina on Aug. 29.

“[I]f (Clowney’s shoulder) doesn’t come around real soon, we may play without him the first game,” Spurrier said just before adding what appeared to be a good ol’ fashioned troll of OBC proportions: 

“We’ve got a bunch of hurt guys who act like they are really hurt so right now they may not play. … I’ll handle those guys. We’re not depending on them. We can still field a team.”

Spurrier seemed irked that Clowney and receivers Bruce Ellington and Damiere Byrd were not at Monday’s practice, but you can chalk it up to a simple miscommunication. Spurrier said Tuesday after practice that no one had told the three that they were supposed to be there Monday.

“Jadeveon’s doing fine, Bruce is doing fine, Damiere is doing fine,” Spurrier said. “They had a communication problem, they didn’t know they were supposed to be out here watching practice, so I’m the dummy on that. Now they know they’re going to be out here watching practice. We had a communication problem and we’re ready to go.”

Clowney had been nursing a shoulder injury, but he was back practicing Tuesday along with Byrd. As of Wednesday morning, Spurrier said Clowney “is back in good graces. He’s back in the fold. He’s going to play against North Carolina.”

Crisis averted.

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20 Responses to “Spurrier says ‘communication problem’ led to Clowney comments”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Aug 14, 2013 12:37 PM

    I completely understand. It’s probably really hard Not to have communication problems with a player that doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to comprehend the English language.

  2. floridacock says: Aug 14, 2013 1:05 PM

    non story

  3. charliereno says: Aug 14, 2013 1:34 PM

    Shocker. Ol’ Ball Sack shoots off at the mouth? That never happens. Ever.

    And God knows OBS can’t risk pissing off his ‘cash cow’ so he back-pedals. Starters are always coddled by this slimeball. Speaking of which, where’s Stephen Garcia these days?

  4. jets12 says: Aug 14, 2013 1:39 PM

    Again I’m sure he will understand enough to be playing in the NFL next year and be set for life.

  5. floridacock says: Aug 14, 2013 1:51 PM

    WOW! Your team must have taken some real beatings by the HBC! Get a life.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 14, 2013 1:55 PM

    “That’s just A double Awesome”

    -Bryn Renner

  7. charliereno says: Aug 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    You root for a team that employs a chicken as its mascot. You should take your own advice, mouth-breather.

  8. jets12 says: Aug 14, 2013 2:49 PM

    @charliereno you and jonkybon should compare notes. Your posts are very similar.

  9. jonkybon says: Aug 14, 2013 3:40 PM

    Since Clowney, Ellington and Byrd are all freshmen and have never been hurt while their team practiced before, the confusion is very understandable.

    Obviously the Old Ball Sack is as full of sh^t as his fan base. I try not to be homophobic, but when males scream for cocks and some are obsessed with me and other male posters, we all know the truth!

  10. jets12 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:53 PM

    Jonkybon = Liar & Coward

  11. classyjacklambert says: Aug 14, 2013 3:54 PM


    Lol I must be stupid because your post looks like incoherent gibberish to me. I’ll definitely admit he is a hell of a football play and, barring an injury, Clowney is going to make an insane amount of money next year. Probably about 20 times what I make a year, but not more than I will make in my life time thanks to the rookie salary capsinstalled a couple years ago in the NFL. But I like the odds of me having significantly more money after we both have been retired for 5 years.
    But I don’t recollect ever making fun of Clowney for being poor. I just said he was stupid… and he would be far from the first person to ever be dumb and rich.

  12. thegamecocker says: Aug 14, 2013 5:00 PM


    If ONLY your screen name matched your persona. My sense is you would not have the guts to call Jadeveon Clowney stupid to his face.

    Jonkybon: I know your tired of losing 4 straight to the Fighting Gamecocks but why don’t you stay on the Clemson site where you belong? When the Tiger’s come to Columbia again this year, we will make it 5 in a row. If Clemson is fortunate, a 10-2 record during the regular season will be quite an accomplishment……for an ACC team…..losing to 2 SEC teams.

  13. thegamecocker says: Aug 14, 2013 5:05 PM

    @classyjacklambert says{

    “LOL, I must be stupid…

    Yep….we finally agree on something….you are STUPID as is your lil’ bro, jonkybon!

  14. classyjacklambert says: Aug 14, 2013 6:49 PM

    How close to his face are we talking lol?

  15. clemsonstillsucks says: Aug 14, 2013 11:21 PM

    @ Jonk

    Try harder.

    @ Classless Jack

    Not a while lot left to say.

  16. jets12 says: Aug 15, 2013 7:10 AM

    Being homophobic is just one of jonkybons many problems.

  17. thraiderskin says: Aug 15, 2013 10:11 AM

    This situation sounds/looks stupid from start to finish.

  18. jets12 says: Aug 15, 2013 11:05 AM

    Well then you shouldn’t comment.

  19. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 16, 2013 10:26 AM

    What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate”

    Strother Martin (as the Captain, a prison warden) in Cool Hand Luke, 1967.

  20. jonkybon says: Aug 16, 2013 4:52 PM

    “I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus, sittin on the dash board of my car”

    Great movie.

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