Jadeveon Clowney expressed frustration over his role in South Carolina struggling defense following Saturday's loss to Georgia hinting that the Gamecocks' coaches should find more creative ways to use him.

"Very frustrating" the star defensive end told reporters. "I told the coaches you got to put me somewhere else -- in the middle if you want to -- somewhere I can make some plays [to] help my team get in position to win. But [Georgia] took me right out of the game."

The reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus favorite for the No. 1 overall pick in next year's NFL draft Clowney recorded three tackles and one sack in Saturday's 41-30 loss at Georgia.

It was the second consecutive lackluster performance for Clowney who did not record a sack in South Carolina's season-opening victory over North Carolina.

Clowney who had a school-record 13 sacks last season said it will be difficult to make an impact if opposing offenses continue to run plays away from him.

"It's hard out there trying to chase from the backside and they just took me right out of the game" Clowney said. "They want to move me around -- that's up to them.