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Marcus Lattimore healthy and mature
Marcus Lattimore is arguably the best running back in college football when healthy. In just a season-and-a-half he has rushed for over 2,000 yards and scored 30 total touchdowns. But he is coming off an ACL injury that he suffered in the middle of last year. The good news is that he is healthy and learned quite a bit about himself during the recovering process.
For me. He said, the whole thing was a test. It put me in a situation where I had to decide what to do with myself. If you aren’t a man when you get through this, I don’t know how you can do it, because the rehab will break you unless you can find a way to stay positive. (Via Bart Wright of greenvilleonline.com)
Jadeveon Clowney more than a defensive end
Clowney did not disappoint in his true freshman season, racking up eight sacks and 36 tackles. But with his athleticism and now experience, Clowney will play a bigger role on defense for the Gamecocks. That includes playing a little bit of the linebacker position as well.
We’re going to move him all over the place. Spurrier told reporters. We have to put him where hopefully he’s most of the time one-on-one with somebody -- inside, outside, middle linebacker. There are all kinds of things you can do. It’s a pass-rush game out there now, as everybody knows. (Via Edward Aschoff of ESPN)
Tanner McEvoy is transferring
Tanner McEvoy was a solid wide receiver in high school, but was listed as a quarterback on the South Carolina depth chart. The problem is that McEvoy did not like where he was sitting on the list, so he decided to transfer from the program.
"The Gamecock coaching staff and I wish Tanner all the best, as he continues his collegiate career elsewhere," Spurrier said in a statement. (Via Edward Aschoff of ESPN)
The redshirt freshman did not play at all for the Gamecocks in his short career and was recently arrested after driving and consuming alcohol, despite being under the age of 21.