COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) New South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said former defensive starters, cornerback Al Harris Jr. and defensive lineman David Johnson are not with the Gamecocks any more.
Muschamp announced the departures in a concise statement Saturday saying the two were ''no longer part of the team.''
Harris, a 5-foot-11, 154-pound junior, is the son of former NFL standout Al Harris. The younger Harris was voted by Southeastern Conference head coaches to its all-freshman team in 2014. He made 25 tackles in 11 games this past season. Harris had nine starts in the secondary this past fall.
Johnson is a 6-1, 250-pound junior who had 20 tackles last season, as he started three games.
Muschamp took over as head coach in December.