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Practice report: HS coaches watch Brown shine

A big crowd of high school coaches, in town for USC's annual coaches clinic, attended Thursday's practice, held in intermittent rain.

They saw WR Moe Brown turn in his best practice of the spring. During team drills, the junior from Anderson caught passes on consecutive plays.

"Moe caught everything. They were hanging all over him," USC coach Steve Spurrier said. "It was nice to see Moe make some nice catches."

--Recruiting coordinator Shane Beamer said 150 high school coaches had pre-registered for the clinic, which will feature a question-and-answer session with a panel of veteran or retired coaches. The panel includes Summerville's John McKissick, the country’s winningest all-time high school coach, former Spartanburg coach Doc Davis, former Clinton coach Keith Richardson, former Rock Hill coach Jim Ringer and Lancaster’s Bennie McMurray.

--Spurrier threw LB Eric Norwood out of a drill for shoving QB Zac Brindise at the end of a play. Norwood returned a few plays later and promptly stripped QB Stephen Garcia. Spurrier said at times it looks like the offensive linemen are afraid to block Norwood.

--FS Antonio Allen sat out with a hamstring pull, while WR Matt Clements remains out with the same injury.

--The Gamecocks will scrimmage at 11 a.m. Saturday at Williams-Brice.