BY AARON BRENNER | firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNSET, S.C. – Social media rules.
We’re sitting here in the clubhouse at The Reserve, a gorgeous country club 20 miles north of Clemson finishing up Dabo Swinney’s 2013 Golf Tournament, and Swinney’s giving his state of the program chat.
Meanwhile, down in Hoover, writers are cheerily tweeting away about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney claiming he sees fear in the eyes of certain quarterbacks – including Tajh Boyd.
So, a reporter asked Swinney about that remark about 10 minutes after Clowney’s comments. (Score one for Twitter.)
Swinney wasn’t, uh, amused.
“Well, I don’t think Tajh Boyd’s scared of anybody,” Swinney said. “(Clowney)’s a great player, there’s no doubt about that. He’s a great football player. He was a great player in our game against us, disruptive and made some huge plays. I look forward to getting another shot at him this year.”
Clowney, who made 4.5 sacks in last year’s 27-17 victory at Death Valley, had this to say after South Carolina’s fourth straight triumph over its in-state rival: “I don’t know how it feels to lose to Clemson. I’m not going to know how it feels either, because we are not going to lose to them as long as I am here.”
It’s only 137 days until the rivalry’s renewed in Columbia.