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Life after Johnny and Jadeveon

Texas A&M and South Carolina kick off 2014 without program-changing stars

Originally Published: August 28, 2014
By Sam Khan Jr. | ESPN.com

With a handful of reporters surrounding him, South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson deadpanned one of the best jokes of this year's SEC media days.

Asked about the lack of superstars in the conference this season, given the departure of players like Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel, Thompson didn't miss a beat.

"Yeah, they said Clowney had 1,000 people out there waiting on him [last year]. I think I had three," Thompson said. "So I'm closely behind."

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