Spurrier touts Clowney, pushes stipend at SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. (WACH/AP) -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier adds another entry in the growing legend of Jadeveon Clowney.

Spurrier said Tuesday at the Southeastern Conference media days that his All-America defensive end ran a 4.4 40 at the end of summer workouts.

Clowney is regarded as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate a year after Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo finished second. Clowney was sixth.

But Spurrier says his star defender has done a good job staying out of the limelight and been a good teammate.

The Gamecocks coach was even asked if there was a chance that Clowney could play on offense. His response: "Not really. We got a bunch of offensive players that are pretty good."

Spurrier also continued to push his belief that college athletes should be paid a stipend for their contributions, and proclaimed he won't stop talking about it until President Obama orders him to stop.