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July 19, 2013

SEC coaches weigh talent vs. potential for trouble

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"In some ways, it's an inverse form of flattery," Slive said. "I mean, we have about 1,800 football players. We can count on one hand the behavioral issues, but they get the headlines and the disappointments."

One of college football's biggest stars, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, said he avoids trouble caused by reckless Tweets or off-the-field misdeeds.

"I don't go to bars," Clowney said. "I don't drink or anything. I just stay out of trouble, stay at home. I hang out with the same group of guys I grew up with, the same three guys every day. We play games and stay out of trouble. We eat, come back and play games. Just stay in the house. You can't get in trouble in your own home, I hope."

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