HOOVER, Ala. (AP) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier adds another entry in the growing legend of Jadeveon Clowney.
Spurrier said Tuesday at the Southeastern Conference media days that his All-America defensive end ran a 4.4 40 at the end of summer workouts.
Clowney is regarded as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate a year after Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo finished second. Clowney was sixth.
But Spurrier says his star defender has done a good job staying out of the limelight and been a good teammate.
The Gamecocks coach was even asked if there was a chance that Clowney could play on offense. His response: "Not really. We got a bunch of offensive players that are pretty good."
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier thinks it's unanimous among his SEC brethren: Football and basketball players should get paid, and Notre Dame should join a conference for football.
Spurrier opened his quip-filled media days address by saying the 28 football and men's basketball coaches were in favor of paying players about $300 a game in football and perhaps a little less in hoops.
He says only President Barack Obama could get him to back down from that push. Spurrier also says the coaches were each willing to pony up the $280,000 or so it would cost.
The head ball coach also says the football coaches all thought Notre Dame "should join the ACC and play football like all the rest of us."