Clowney unblockable, Shaw banged up
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 02:08:59 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH/AP) -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wasn't happy with his team's offensive showing on Saturday. Then again, it's usually difficult to move the ball against Gameoccks All-American Jadeveon Clowney.
The South Carolina junior defensive end had at least two sacks in the two-hour workout at Williams-Brice Stadium, a week after sitting out a scrimmage with a bruised shoulder. He also came in virtually untouched on several other plays to pressure Gamecock quarterbacks Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson.
Shaw's scrimmage ended after he banged his thumb on a helmet and went to the locker room to get it looked at.
"We can't hardly get a ball off. We didn't even try to block Clowney today. We act like we're afraid to block him. Hopefully, he's that good, but I've seen other people block him," said Spurrier. "Playing the offensive line is for people that like to compete. They just take some pride that they are going to do their job. We some soft guys, there's no question about that."
Clowney played just two series before watching the rest of the session from the sidelines.
"We have some pass rushers here," said Gamecock defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward. "Everybody thinks it's just Jadeveon, but we have some other guys who can get to the quarterback. Hopefully, we can do it during the season."
Connor Shaw returned to the field with ice on his throwing hand. Spurrier did not consider the injury serious.