Boyd Not Entertaining Clowney's "Scared" Comments


By Sports Department

CLEMSON, S.C. (WOLO) -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd said he is not entertaining the comments made by defensive end Jadeveon Clowney at SEC Media Days.

The Gamecock star defensive end said Boyd was "scared" of playing against him.

When Boyd heard the proclamation, he told USA Today he was ready to tweet a response, but decided not to.

"I'll tell you man, honestly, there's some things I would definitely like to say but I'm just not going to entertain it," Boyd told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.

Boyd has thrown for more than 8,000 yards and 73 touchdowns in his Clemson career, but struggled last season in the Tiger's 27-17 loss to South Carolina.

He completed 11-of-24 passes for 183 yards and was sacked 4.5 times by Clowney.

It was Clemson's fourth consecutive loss to the Gamecocks.

At SEC Media Days on Tuesday, Clowney said this of Boyd: "You can see in his eyes that he's scared of our D-line. He is scared every time we play them. I know he's listening to this right now, but I'm telling the truth."

Boyd said he felt it was best not to speak about Clowney's comments, due to last year's given result.

"I mean, we haven't beaten those guys in a good bit now and there's nothing else really to be said about it," Boyd said. "We just have to go out there and beat those guys, and that's really all there is to it."

While Boyd stayed silent on the matter, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney spoke up for his quarterback Tuesday.

"I don't think Tajh Boyd is scared of anybody," Swinney said. "He's a great player; there's no doubt about that, and was a great player in our game against us and disruptive and made some huge plays and I look forward to getting another shot at him this year."
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