I’m not buying Steve Spurrier’s explanation that a “communication problem” caused star DE Jadveon Clowney and two injured receivers to miss a recent practice.
Spurrier is a Jedi master when it comes to the subtle jab, and that simply was his way of reminding Clowney, a Heisman hopeful with a bruised shoulder, that he better focus on football.
Spurrier’s first comments according to The (Columbia, S.C.) State:
“If (Clowney’s shoulder) doesn’t come around real soon, we may play without him the first game. 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 on Tuesday:
“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.”
Yeah, right, coach.
Spurrier can take the blame all he wants.
If Clowney needed a reminder that there’s a season to be played before he can start hoisting hardware, it was received.
QB shuffle at UVA
David Watford has been pegged to start at QB for Virginia, but it’ll be interesting to see how much playing time Greyson Lambert, who is from Wayne County in Jesup, will see this year.
Cavs coach Mike London used two QBs last season, and both of them – Michael Rocco and Phillip Sims — transferred, leaving London with Watford and Lambert.
He played in 2011, but redshirted last year after Sims transferred from Alabama.
The Cavaliers open with BYU and Oregon, so there could be a quick change if Watford struggles.
Sims is now at Winston-Salem State, his third school, and Rocco, who led the Cavs to a bowl game two years ago, transferred to Richmond, which is coached by his uncle, Danny Rocco.
Neither Sims nor Rocco are eligible this season.
Tweet of the day
“When ranking, I’m trying harder to keep from considering schedule. The rankings need to be about who is better, not who has the easiest path.” – Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples
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