Jadeveon Clowney, the highly sought-after defensive end from the University of South Carolina, has had his work ethic questioned by an unlikely source — his former head coach.
“He was OK,” Spurrier said recently on NFL AM via Pro Football Talk. “His work habits are pretty good, they’re not quite like (Marcus) Lattimore, maybe Stephon Gilmore, Melvin Ingram, some of those guys.”
It’s strange to hear Spurrier criticizing Clowney, especially since both athletes and coaches benefit from a player being drafted into the NFL. Spurrier had plenty of praise for Clowney as well, though, saying Clowney’s numbers fell last season because he was double- or triple-teamed on most snaps, but he remained a threat to the quarterback.