PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
There are very few things in the world prettier than this!
that is one of the sweetest pictures i have seen in a very very very long time, that hit made me hurt. awesome, sure has my year off to a good start.
One of the things better than this is doing it to Michigan and beating them...
Ohio State's band SLAUGHTERED Michigan's band. If this were a football game, it would have been Florida State vs. Savannah State. - SB Nation following OSU vs. UM 2012
Awesome. Someone pot this all over MGoBlog
Coolio going down!
Noah, can you top this hit come November? Please!
"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."
Still love that movie:-)
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"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
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What I would do for this to have been a guy wearing scarlet and grey! That picture would be everywhere!
I hadn't really watched Clowney play until yesterday - he's ridiculous. Lewan had his hands full all game. This was just the statement play. BOOM!
Dude is NFL ready RIGHT NOW. It's a shame he has to play one more year for free. I bet the Chiefs would take him #1 if he was eligible.
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He's ready for the NFL, but if he wants to be as dominate he needs to keep his motor going throughout the game/season. There were a lot of times when he would just disappear for an entire half or so and make no impact. It gets harder in the NFL.
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The thing about Clowney is, when he's "not making an impact", he's making an impact. I've honestly never seen a pocket collapse as much as it does when he plays. He folds it from the left like a crushed beer can and lets the other defensive end clean up the mess. He and Hankins are the two guys I've seen in the recent past that make as much of an impact as they do without even getting involved in the play. Plus, like yesterday when he "disappeared", it was mainly because Lewan was grabbing his facemask and his hair at the same time.
Bingo! This is what an NFL caliber, first round talent at defensive end looks and plays like. Simply setting foot on the field affects the opposition-if he makes a play or not its gravy. I'm not one for hyperbole so I can assure you that my comparison here is my honest to goodness feelings on this guy-between his build, athleticism, and intelligence-this guy is eerily similar to Julius Peppers. Guys his size aren't rare, nor are guys with his speed, but no one in college has both the way Clowney does. This guy is next year's #1 over all, hands down.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
Collegiate Peppers is a bit before my time, but I'll tell you this: I've watched A LOT of college football, and I've never seen anything quite like what I see from Clowney.
That hit was ridiculous!!
That hit was such a momentum shifter in that game. The entire stadium knew it. All my friends and I could say was OH MY GAWD!! I was impressed scUM scored after that.
The only other tackle I remember that was that huge was when Warren Sapp clotheslined and body slammed Marshal Faulk in the NFL.
Yep. The game was over when this play happened. The timing was even better-the immediate snap after the worst, most egregious call of the season took place and hurt SC. Clowney was a grown as man amongst grade schoolers yesterday. I was in awe watching him.
While I whole heartedly agree with u about the timing, I have to disagree with u about the game being over after this play. While u can argue that I was a game changing/momentum changing play (which I believe it was) the play occured with 12m left in the 4th quarter and USC scored 2 TDs after this and scUM scored 1 TD. Too many other big plays and scores happened after the hit to say the game was over when this play happened. The game was over when the backup QB threw that beauty TD pass with 11 sec left.
I guess. From a momentum standpoint that was all I needed to see to know who was going to come out on top there.
I agree with you, Clowny is awesome, but I was actually pretty impressed by how Lewan did against Clowney in the game. I mean talk about a tough match-up, and Lewan held his own (for the most part). Of course from replays, he literally held Clowney, his face-mask, hair, and etc. Thoughts?
I like him. I'd be shocked if he's taken anywhere beyond 15. Big guy but has the build the new age offensive tackles have. Clowney made an impact play that cost Michigan but I'm not sold that was entirely Lewan's fault. Anytime you play a guy like him you have to have realistic expectations of success-you won't shut him out but you have to hope he doesn't spend the entire day sitting on the QB's head-which he did not. I'd say he neither helped nor hurt his status in the Outback bowl.
Lewan did surprisingly well, to me, against Clowney. You're right, his hand was up in Clowney's face a few times and I saw a hair pull early. I think this happens pretty often on the lines, TV just doesn't key in on the matchups as much as they did for them. Clowney only had 4.5 tackles. Unfortunately for Michigan, 2 of those were TFL and the one was the hit on Smith with a FF and a recovery.
I was expecting Clowney to have a field day and have like 6 sacks and just be a nightmare. The gamechanging play should've have never happened, two fold. First, Hoke should've have punted; end of story. Secondly, Michigan didn't make a first down and it should've been SC's ball, already.
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I liked the reporter's comments - that half the USC bench jumped up and yelled....and the other half of the bench was just silent with their jaws dropped.
No to correct anyone but if you could change that shirt from Smith to Robinson the picture would be prettier.
I really wish that it would have been Denard at the receiving end of the hit.
Denard got blown up by a similarly ferocious hit by Clowney, right at the point of hand-off, on the next drive. Denard popped up and Clowney tapped his helmet like (Good boy) out of "respect."
That hit was soooo devastating. I couldn't believe his helmet went backwards 5 yards but his mouth piece stayed in, kinda.
The best thing about it imo was that he wrapped his arms, kept his head up, and ran through the tackle. It wasn't just a big hit, it was a form tackle too.
Could we get him to come up to Columbus and show our defense how to form tackle?
Five yards IN THE AIR. It looks like it rolled another 5+ after that.
Keep Calm and Ignore the Trolls.
Rock-n-Roll..........Rock of c ourse is for the hit and the roll is for the helmet flying....sweet!!!
Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.
Even my SCUM fan coworker was going on today about what a hit that was. To use his words (which I don't make a habit of quoting their fans) "even a fan of the opposing team has to respect a solid hit like that"
“There are some people addicted to alcohol, some people are addicted to gambling,” Luginbill said. “Urban Meyer is addicted to football, and he’s addicted to winning.”
Kirk Cousins does not approve of this.
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
Dread on dread crime
Nasty hit... gotta love a scum player getting decleated w/ his helmet flying off!
But really... Clowney... 6'6 260 pounds at full speed... Smith 5'6 180 pounds.... It's easy to picture that end result.
Gotta love that O-Line for Michigan.....protecting their backs well.
What a beautiful sight; I still can't believe Vincent Smith held on to that ball with the sheer amount of red shirts in the vicinity.
That hit literally made me choke on my chicken nachos yesterday.
I watched that hit a few times yesterday and then I watched it a few more today. It just keeps getting better and better. Clowney is a beast.
I think Clowney earned a honorary spot in every buckeye heart with that hit. I <3 Clowney
Wherever you are, there you be!
Vincent Smith will be forever-known as Clowney's tackling dummy.
1: He took the hand off, and immediately his helmet flew off four and half yards down the field.
2: Did anyone else think of the predator when his dreads started flopping around?
~Because we couldn't go for three~
Meh, I've hit guys harder. If coach would have put me in the fourth quarter, we would have been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.
I am glad that Gardiner got a good look at that hit, because he will see a ton of scarlet and gray in his backfield next year.......
today i enjoy watching smith get clowneyed more than when i saw it the first time
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