Welcome to your 2013 South Carolina Gamecocks, y'all.
But SI does love them some Clowney, and for admittedly good reasons. But, really?
I wish I had a Clowney, but is he really worth a 9+ point bump? Even his coach wonders about his abilities:
SI: Is Jadeveon Clowney the best player you've coached?I can't help but shake the feeling SI and others are falling into the 'but it's Georgia so you know they'll fail in some way' fallacy. I'm not saying we won't. I am saying that 2007 has no direct bearing on 2013. I also can't help but to think they are over playing the value of last year's numbers, without looking at the reasons behind the numbers, something I hope to get into in a later post.
SS: The best player? He might be the best defensive end. I don't know if he could play offensive guard or not. He probably could.