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Could South Carolina’s defensive leader play a different spot? If the talent dictates

South Carolina Gamecocks football coach Will Muschamp talks about the coming NFL draft, Deebo Samuel and what it could mean for USC. By

Coming out of spring practice, South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp was high on his second-year linebacker Ernest Jones. His staff had also just brought in a freshman who looks ready to do something in Derek Boykins.

The only hang up is both are exclusively middle linebackers, a spot currently occupied by two-year starter T.J. Brunson, the team’s returning leading tackler.

But that apparently might not be the biggest hang up.