Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction

Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney, second from right, talks with teammate Duane Brown, right, as they sign autographs for fans after an NFL football training camp practice Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says 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.

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Ex-Virginia swim coach now Gamecocks assistant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina assistant Mark Bernardino is glad to be back in the pool coaching, even if it isn’t what the one-time Atlantic Coast Conference championship leader expected at this point in his career.

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