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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's Vincent Smith saw there was nowhere he could go. Nothing he could do....
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Great responses from Smith. Good read.
This is the kind of stuff that will get Clowney a Heisman. 15 days after the hit and the UM ESPN site is still talking about it. Typically the Heisman voting has some regional bias, so lots of Midwest exposure will help.
Good stuff besides the whole instantly forgetting it thing. Get Real!
January 1, 2013 will be a day that Vincent Smith never forgets.
I want to see the hit he is talking about that was harder than Clowney's.
The only thing that is bothering me is how half the responses you hear or read out there on Clowney's hit say he went unblocked and anybody could have done it. Wrong. Clowney immediately recognized the breakdown, slid the line and then in a matter of six yards generated more speed and power than anyone else in the country could have. Then, don't forget his technique was absolutely perfect and his stout awareness allowed him to palm that ball. Amazing play on Clowney's part despite not being blocked.
Exactly, the kid seems like a class act and took this in stride. It always seems that hits like this don't really hurt. I played hockey and have been destroyed a few times and most times it ended up being worse on the other guy than me. The most viscous hit I was ever involved in was me hitting another dude, he got up, I didn't.
Love this kids attitude.
Elliott "Small" Fry
Guess he seemed like a class act when he speared clowney in the junk then laughed in his face while he was down
In the speed of the game, I doubt it was intentional. Calm down, nancy.
My take is that by the 4th quarter the Wolverines were tired of having to block Clowney, and all the principle blockers on the play decided to run away from Clowney leaving the path open to Smith. As for him forgetting the play, yeah right, and I'm sure Billy Buckner has forgotten his World Series error, too. If he has forgotten that play then he needs to be checked for other symptoms of a concussion. I think him saying he has been hit harder is another sign he isn't thinking too clearly, unless maybe at some point in his life he was hit by a car.
I also don't buy that the player doing the hitting gets hurt worse than the victim. I know Clowney wasn't hurt on the play, because he was trying to take the ball to the end zone. As for Smith reaching for the ball, he was probably having a spasm in that arm making it appear he was reaching for the ball. I'll admit Smith wasn't injured on the play, but I'll never believe that lick didn't hurt.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum.
Who isn't calm ?
He laughed in his face .... Now he laughs in people's face unintentionally ?
Are you a giraffe or a wolverine ?
Haha another you must be a tater if everything isn't 100% against the opposition. He didnt seriously injure him. He knew he got him in the nads. Laughing about that is harmless. People laugh when people get hit there. Watch AFV and its probably among the top of videos.
Haha my sentiments exactly.. Wish I would have remembered that emoticon.
I agree. He did know he got him in the "nads." And I doubt he intentionally meant to hit Clowney there. It just happened in the speed of the game, and he then reacted. Just like Clowney did after he leveled him later.
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