CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Chaz Sutton. Kelcy Quarles. J.T. Surratt.
Some great-sounding names in that group. But none of them have a tenth of the name recognition as the fourth starter on South Carolinas defensive line: Jadeveon Clowney. That doesnt mean they arent talented enough to wreak havoc on an opposing offense, though, particularly if opponents spend all their time and energy on preparing for Clowney.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and his offensive staff have been walking that fine line as they prepare to face the Gamecocks next Thursday to open the college football season.
First of all, you understand that youre not going to shut him down. Thats part of it. Hes too good of a football player, Fedora said. Let me tell yall something, now ... theyve got a dang good defensive line.
I know (Clowney) gets all the talk and all the press, but theyre good up front. ... And then you throw him into the mix, so what youve got to do is you cant plan for everything against Jadeveon Clowne...