Local landmarks in Athens, Georgia are receiving the Jadeveon Clowney treatment in anticipation of the University of Georgia’s big game against sixth-ranked South Carolina this weekend.
Newspapers, high schools, theaters … even local churches are all getting in on the action, seeking to answer the question: “How do you stop Clowney?”
Of course before Bulldog fans lose it, it’s worth pointing out the whole thing is an ESPN College Gameday production.
“The worldwide leader in sports has been all around Athens this week — including The Red & Black newsroom and Cedar Shoals High School — asking Athenians how they think Georgia can stop South Carolina’s all-everything-ever defensive end Jadeveon Clowney,” reports Rachel Bowers of The Athens Banner-Herald.
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Clowney has already been featured once by ESPN this year. The 6-foot-6, 274-pound unanimous All-American – who set school records last year with 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for losses – became a nationwide sensation following this unforgettable hit against Michigan running back Vincent Smith in the 2013 Outback Bowl.
Clowney entered 2013 as the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, but he coughed up that status to Clemson University quarterback Tajh Boyd following a lackluster season opener against North Carolin last Thursday.
Look for Clowney – who had a stomach virus against the Tar Heels – to live up to his “advance billing” on Saturday as the Gamecocks go for their fourth consecutive win over Georgia.