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South Carolina held its second spring practice on Thursday, after which Jadeveon Clowney was entertaining.
Jadeveon Clowney had some things to say about the speculation that he should sit out in 2013:
Nah, I never thought of it. I was just playing around with the boys. "If I don't break the sack record, I'mma sit out." Nah.
Asked about the recent reports that he's ran a 4.5 second 40 yard dash during winter workouts...
A 4.54... is about the same as what I've been running. I was faster in high school. [Josh Kendall: You were faster in high school?] Yeah, I was faster in high school... I put on like 12 pounds, 13 pounds [since last year] and I'm still running the same speed.
On the difference between his knowledge of the defense in 2011 and 2012...
I got a lot faster this year... I knew what to expect out of every play... I expect this year to be better than last year.
Contender for starting running back job, Mike Davis, on the departing upperclassmen running backs:
We always look up to [Marcus Lattimore]... As a matter of fact, we can call Latt now with anything, and Latt will be able to be help. With Latt being gone, his presence is still felt... The same thing with Kenny [Miles]. Kenny was a great leader too. Kenny helped out with everything I needed when Latt wasn't here.
On The Hit...
[Clowney] doesn't hit us like the dude from Michigan... It's funny that [The Hit] is still on SportsCenter. [Q: Did anybody ever hit you that hard?] Nooooooo. I don't ever want to be hit that hard. I hope it's not coming anytime soon. I don't want to be on SportsCenter.
I just try to just keep my eyes on Christ... God is constant.
Gamecock News, non-spring practice division
The internet got very excited about the front page of South Carolina's spring guide today. I have no problem with that, internet.
A picture of emo Marcus Lattimore surfaced. Again, no problem, internet.
The NCAA rules committee decided that they can eject players for targeting but that those calls are now subject to official review. Shall we call it the DJ Swearinger rule?
Ray Tanner is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the most handsomely compensated SEC athletic directors.
Brenton Williams leads the Gamecocks to a victory over Texas A&M on Senior Day and The Rubber Chickens are getting out ahead of the misplaced criticism of this offseason's inevitable roster attrition.