This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
MOST MEMORABLE HITS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
NO. 2, SEND IN THE CLOWNEY
It's hard to believe anybody seeing the Jadeveon Clowney hit against Michigan for the first time didn't emit some kind of sound.
The funny thing is, it was probably one of the easier plays Clowney made all season. The South Carolina end was unblocked because of a miscommunication by the offensive line. But after he gets past the line, the play is breathtaking.
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The closing speed is unbelievable for a man who is 272 pounds. The force of the (legal) hit on Michigan's Vincent Smith is absurd. It knocked Smith's helmet off, and it flew about 10 yards. And the sound is crazy. The Daily Gamecock's game recap quoted South Carolina receiver Ace Sanders saying it sounded like a car crash, and teammate Bruce Ellington said he didn't see the hit live, but he could hear it on the sideline. There's also the ridiculous bonus of Clowney picking up the fumbled ball with his left hand like it's the size of a baseball.
Clowney's tweet right after the game is pretty funny in retrospect:
Yeah, we know, Jadeveon.
The YouTube videos are still popular. One clip of the hit has more than 3.5 million views, and another copy of the play has more than a million. On ESPN's SportsCenter, it won the "Best of the Best" highlight for three months straight. LeBron James tweeted about it. There was even another version of the video, which has almost 100,000 views, hilariously set to the audio of wrestling
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