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Jap: Like a dog ready to be let off a chain

Last season Jasper Brinkley watched in agony as his team struggled without him through a season-ending, five game losing streak after he went down with a knee injury. At the recent SEC Media Days, he compared himself to a dog on a chain, ready to be let loose. Read inside as Brinkley discusses the upcoming season, what he expects from the Gamecock defense this fall, and much more.

It was hard for a player with a highly competitive nature like Jasper Brinkley to stand on the sidelines and watch the 2007 season go down in flames after his and Nathan Pepper's injuries. Pepper is still in the process of rehabbing his torn ACL and is expected to contribute this fall, but Brinkley says he is 100% ready to play. "I'm ready. I really haven't lost a step." he said. "Last season it...

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