Threepeat

Since he’s about to be pushed aside by All Things Manziel, I wanted to get in one last Jadeveon Clowney quote:

“I don’t understand this SEC stuff anyways,” Clowney said Tuesday as SEC Media Days got underway at the Wynfrey Hotel. “Beat them and they still go to the SEC championship. We know we can get beat them. God, it irks me. … We’ve just got to pull it out this year.”

It’s tough grasping the natural order of things sometimes.  It’s almost at a point where I’d enjoy Carolina winning the game and getting shut out of Atlanta for the third straight year, just to get another irked quote.  Unfortunately with the scheduling shoe on the other foot this time, I don’t think the Dawgs are going to have that luxury.  Game two’s gonna be a biggie.  They’ll have to risk irking Clowney in a different way.

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65 responses to “Threepeat

  1. Clowney…What a Clown!

  2. JG Shellnutt

    I like this fantasy world they live in…you get to pick one game per year, and if you win that one game, you deserve to go to the SEC Championship game, regardless of what you did the rest of the season. It sure would make it easier to get there every year. Unfortunately, that is not the way they drew up the rules of the conference, rules that had to be drawn up as a direct consequence of SC and Arkansas being added, by the way (irony, FTW).

  3. Dante

    If Georgia has to start paying rent for the space they’re taking up in Clowney’s head, is that an NCAA violation? If so, which party is at fault?

  4. timphd

    Somebody give Clowney a math lesson. Fighting Chickens lose two conference games and UGA loses one, who has the better conference record and gets to go to the SEC championship?

  5. charlottedawg

    Absolutely hell no is it acceptable to lose to USC jr much less lose 4 in a row. We need to remind these clowns in September who they are: a loser school from a loser state with a loser football tradition to match. There’s a reason Aaron Murray has made more sec championship game appearances than their program as a whole, and that reason is because their natural place in life is the second tier. I am beyond tired of their endless chirping and simultaneous bitching about our “soft” schedule. How ’bout they can talk when the crowning achievement of their program isn’t a capital one bowl win. In the mean time we really need to beat these assholes and shut them the hell up.

    • Puffdawg

      It could be argued their crowning achievement was a 17-56 dismantling in the 2010 SECCG. At least they made it, right?

      • Governor Milledge

        And they hung a sign up in W-B to proclaim it! Right next to their one and only “1969 ACC Championship”.

        BTW, I don’t think I saw “Division Champ” bragging until Carolina started it up. It used to be you either won the Conference or didn’t

    • gastr1

      +1. In addition to their endless bitching about the schedule, they managed to turn into a national meme that shows up in the comments of virtually every ESPN article we’re mentioned in–while Alabama gets a pass! Normally I would not trifle with stupid ESPN commenters, but it is a bit of a bellwether to what the rest of the sports nation thinks.

      I’m not a fan of being accused of being handed division titles because of scheduling inequities. I want kick their asses but good this year.

  6. Castleberry

    Clearly the Cocks thought the Georgia game was the Superbowl and they could mail in the rest of the season. Please point Mr. Clowney to the Lexicon and remind him that every year is the Year of the Gamecock until that October swoon.

    • 79dawg

      We are their Super Bowl every year, which is one of the issues. They get more jacked up for us every year and we get their best shot – unfortunately (to quote someone else who gives us his best shot each year), we have bigger and more fish to fry…

  7. Puffdawg

    Is he talking about us or Florida? Dawgs drop another conference game in 2012, Gamecocks STILL wouldn’t have gone to Atlanta.

  8. PTC DAWG

    Two years ago they couldn’t beat AU, a team we beat. Last year it was Florida that kept them out…I don’t want to hear a thing about schedules…

  9. paul

    We have to beat South Carolina and we need to beat Clemson as well. I understand the Clemson game doesn’t count in the conference. But I believe we need a good start in order to finish well. Georgia has a stronger schedule than the last couple of years and an inexperienced secondary. We need the confidence boost of a strong start.

  10. I want us to run that crackback toss sweep on the first play of the game to his side and get in his head. The next play is to put Lynch on that side and run downhill right at him behind a double team with the fullback lead on the outside linebacker. We do to him exactly what Alabama did to Jarvis in the SECCG.

    • I expect they’ll be moving Clowney around, much like Georgia did with Jarvis, to create better match ups.

      • Good point, Senator – I would just go right at him from the beginning and be physical with him.

        • AusDawg85

          I’m fine with breaking it open to the other side for a score while JD watches, time and time again. In defeat he can still crow about how afraid we were to run at him.

          • That works as well. I just don’t want us to be intimidated by him. I want us to be able to use the full capabilities of our offense. Remember last year in Columbia, we started with a great running play outside with Gurley, Bobo decided to get cute with an end-around to Mitchell, and then Murray had the tipped ball pick.

          • Cojones

            Both of you should not lose attention from the rest of SC’s D line. “Go away from him” isn’t going to get you shit since (to me at least) they have the line that FU thinks (foolishly) they have/wish for. We have to play and block better than any other game. We have to take it, not wait for fate to give us or them a break. We will see the mettle of these Dawgs at Clemson.

            • I agree. USCe may have the best front 4 in the SEC. I am interested to know who is going to replace Devin Taylor because Taylor/Clowney were a terrific combination at DE.

  11. JAX

    All this talk is great, but my question is how do the two teams match up on paper. With the exception of Clowney and perhaps another defensive player, where is Usc superior to us? It’s not at QB, RB or other skill positions. Nor is it on the OL. DLine? LB’s? DB’s?

    We should win the game by 2 touchdowns.

    • Dline, they’re better. DB’s, they’re better. Not sure there are any other areas of clear advantage… except, maybe special teams… because, you know, special teams.

      • Special teams….very unpredictable…

      • ScoutDawg

        I would say then their strengths match up pretty well with ours. Their DL vs. our six returning O-linemen. Our veteran WR’s vs. their DB’s. I like our match up with them better than our match up with Clempsun; their WR’s vs our rookie DB’s.

      • DL is a big advantage for SoCar, and having a big advantage on the DL can mean winning the game. The DBs are better than UGAs on paper, but the lost a ton from last year in Swearinger and Holloman (sp?). They also lost their entire 2-deep at LB.

      • Cojones

        Senator, I completely agree on the D line and DBs. Special Teams is in the air for both teams. Overall, I don’t think their D is as good as Ellington has produced, but they are no bunch of dummies.

  12. sUGArdaddy

    I’d hold off on that DB and DL comparison just yet. I’m not sure our DL isn’t going to be pretty good. We don’t have Clowney, but our other guys might be as good or better than theirs. I just don’t think South Carolina will be able to score to keep up with us. Though we got to play them later in the year last year, we were still kind of finding our groove offensively.

    Dawgs are gonna roll through September…book it.

    Now, that game in Knoxville is gonna be a death match. We’re going to spend a lot on those 3 September games and we’ll be out of gas by Neyland. We’ll win on talent, but it won’t be as comfortable as you think it’s going to be.

    • UT’s gotta get through Oregon and Florida first. Not exactly a breeze.

      • sUGArdaddy

        Oh, I’m not saying UT will be undefeated or good, it’s just that game in a bad spot. 7 days after a bloodbath with a heavy-weight like LSU, on the road, historic program looking for a defining victory in season 1 of a new regime. We might be banged up. We’ll probably win something terribly ugly like 18-14 with a late pick to seal the game.

        The closer the Clemson game gets, the more I think we’re just really way better than them. LSU would have run them out of the dome if they had coaches with brains. I expect Gurshall to obliterate their D while their fancy O sits on the sidelines and watches a power running game in person.

        And South Carolina embarrassed us last year, and I don’t think our guys have forgotten. We’ve got some leaders like Garrison, Aaron, and Burnette who are there on a mission. Clemson’s trying to get in the talk. South Carolina’s trying to get in SECCG. We’re trying to get to Pasadena. I think we’ll see the difference in those mindsets early on. Our guys desperately want the Tide again in that Dome.

    • paul

      One of our challenges this year is that we have to find our offensive groove in the first quarter of the first game. Something we haven’t exactly done the last couple years. If we struggle for the first couple of games we could easily start 0-2. With so many young guys starting that’s not a place we want to be.

      • sUGArdaddy

        True, but it’s a lot easier to find a groove when you can hand it off to #3. Passing games take time to develop. #3 is ready today. It’s basic football. We’re going to hand it to this guy, and you can’t tackle him. We’re going to ride him the first 2 weeks. 6.2 yard per carry as a freshman. That was without a year of SEC weight-lifting. Herschel never scored in Death Valley. Gurley’s gonna score twice. He’s the best player in the nation, brother. By about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, everyone else is going to have that figured out.

        • ScoutDawg

          Dude, thanks for starting my day out with some PORN.

        • Cojones

          Don’t forget that both of those teams have pretty good RBs and it’s up to our new D to stop the ground game that our old D couldn’t. This year we get to figure out early if Grantam is to blame for that.

        • dudetheplayer

          I like your style, sir.

  13. D.N. Nation

    Even if Georgia went 0-8 in the SEC last season, South Carolina still wouldn’t have gone to Atlanta.

    (Don’t lose to Florida by 80 points next time, Chickens.)

  14. JAX

    Has anyone ever heard of Jordan Jenkins?

    What color is his helmet?

    • I love Jordan Jenkins. I thought he played as well as Jarvis at the end of last year. Multiple teams tried to run reverses at him and never were able to get him to bite.

  15. Cojones

    None of us want to see the elephant in the room. He is improved from last year, he ended his season as a hugh confidence booster against Michigan and he stands 6’6″, 276 and Monday ran a 4.46sec 40 yd dash.

    • He’s the best player in the country regardless of position and has a good set of defensive linemen that can help him out. The real question is whether USCe has the offense that can compete. No Lattimore and Connor Shaw played his best game against us. If our defense can hold up and we don’t have a disaster with special teams and turnovers, I think we have a good chance to win.

  16. W Cobb Dawg

    Go with wide open passing game against clemson. Then use 2 TEs and run Gurshall down scu’s throats for 4 quarters – Go smashmouth on the clowns! Rest, rinse and repeat against LSU.