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Ex-Gamecock QB Mitchell has a new home

Former South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell has signed with a new arena football team based in Greenville, that team announced on Wednesday.

Mitchell was introduced at a press conference on Wednesday as the quarterback for the South Carolina Force, an expansion team in the American Indoor Football Association. The Force plan to play their home games at the Bi-Lo center in Greenville.

The AIFA, founded in 2005, plans to begin its season in March and wrap up in June.

Mitchell, a native of LaGrange, Ga., finished his career at South Carolina last season. He was a starter for parts of three seasons, and ended last season as the starter.

Former USC running back Derek Watson has also signed to play in the AIFA. Watson is on the roster of the Charlotte-based Carolina Speed, according to the team's web site.