Tuesday August 12, 2008
Columbia, SC--The college season kicks off two weeks from Thursday for South Carolina and back in the line up will be one Jasper Brinkley. The Thomson native is healthy and ready to go.
Brinkley missed a good portion of last year after hurting his knee in the L.S.U. game. The NCAA granted a hardship redshirt giving Brinkley a chance to come back for one last go of it. What will be different about this year?? it'll be the first time he hasn't played along side his brother, Casper
"Oh it's going to be kind of different because I'm use to looking down and seeing Casper at an end and now I know I'm going to look down and not see him" said Jasper Brinkley "We all knew this day was going to come and we kind of prepared ourselves for it after the injury."
Brinkely missed the final eight games and was sorely missed as the Gamecock defense was picked apart pretty good late in the year.