It’s only May but that doesn’t mean South Carolina and Clemson can’t trash talk each other a bit. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has lit the fire with some comments he made to USA Today reporter Dan Wolken. Watson told him that he doesn’t plan to lose to South Carolina while he’s the quarterback for the Tigers. Watson also said that the decision to play through his torn ACL was an easy one because of a promise he made to a high school coach.
“My high school coach was a big Clemson fan and I told him, as long as I’m the starting quarterback here, I’m not going to lose to South Carolina. It’s a big rivalry. Who wouldn’t want to play in that game? It was a family decision. They put it on me, and it’s what I wanted to do. Of course people say I have a future down the road (to protect), but I live in the moment and that moment was then and I wanted to play.”
Lyn Marsh — the high school coach he made the promise to — said Watson made the promise before signing with the Tigers.
Ulric Jones is a JUCO commit to South Carolina and will be enrolled there in the fall and he caught wind of Watson’s comments. He was not a fan to say the least.
And he isn’t afraid to hear it from some fans either.
I guess we’ll have to wait until November to see who can back up their trash talk the best, but it sure made a mundane May day into something much better.