COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said having one of college football's top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times.
Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction →
"As I've said lately, he did not even have to play last year. He could've sat out like a lot of people said, 'Man, sit out. Don't get hurt. Don't risk injury.'