Dabo Swinney on Kelly Bryant: "Gotta be on the team to get a ring"

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Kelly Bryant was 16-2 as a starter at Clemson
Kelly Bryant was 16-2 as a starter at Clemson

'Kelly B' didn't get a title ring.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was interviewed by ESPN Wednesday as he explained his reason for not giving former quarterback Kelly Bryant a National Championship ring for last season.

"He wasn't on the team. You've gotta be on the team to get a ring," Swinney said to reporter Chris Low. "I love Kelly and appreciate what he did for us, but he decided to move on."

Swinney hasn't spoken with Bryant since he left Clemson but wishes him the best.

"Hopefully, we'll be able to visit and sit down and have a good conversation, but he's focused on what he's trying to do, and we wish him the best," Swinney said. "He's a graduate of Clemson and always will be and was a heck of a player for us, but my job is to do what's best for the team."

Bryant was 16-2 as a starter at Clemson.

"It was an emotional time for all of us," Swinney said. "My hope for Kelly is that he has great success at Missouri."

Missouri will kick off the season against Wyoming on Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Sports network.

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spacer TNET: Dabo Swinney on Kelly Bryant: "Gotta be on the team to get a ring"
TigerNet News
spacer Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney on Kelly Bryant: "Gotta be on the team to get a ring"
classof1994®
spacer How is this even up for debate?***
fluffhead
spacer bc haters are always looking for an opportunity to hate
El Tigre 1
spacer Re: bc haters are always looking for an opportunity to hate
kerigantoo®
spacer Re: How is this even up for debate?***
Ktiger27
spacer Re: How is this even up for debate?***
ArmyChief
spacer Well, you got your wish...***
CUTiger1989®
spacer That's BS, Kelly should've gotten a ring***
GWPTiger®
spacer If you quit your job in March do you expect an Xmas bonus
ClemsonZJ
spacer That's not a good comparison. In life you don't have
GWPTiger®
spacer He could have stayed on the team
raveboy
spacer Ed Zachary. GWPCoot is a dumbazz***
cutigerbob®
spacer Re: Ed Zachary. GWPCoot is a dumbazz***
EverettsNCTiger
spacer Sure, tell me how that plays out in the Syracuse game***
GWPTiger®
spacer Could have given TL a neck rub after the injury.
classof1994®
spacer Exactly this!! ^^^
nkickha
spacer Re: Exactly this!! ^^^
EverettsNCTiger
spacer Re: That's not a good comparison. In life you don't have
CootTamer
spacer No, I didn't say that at all.
GWPTiger®
spacer They could have made a special ring for
Noodle
spacer Is GWP really this dumb or he just trolling for fun?
PioneerG
spacer yes
classof1994®
spacer Re: No, I didn't say that at all.
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Actually they do often send rings to players traded away
jgtiger
spacer Re: No, I didn't say that at all.
Tiger Contractor
spacer This reeks of the "participation trophy" society we live in***
cutigerbob®
spacer No, participation trophies are more akin to VT getting rings
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: No, participation trophies are more akin to VT getting rings
KAllen
spacer y'all are really trippin' on this... LOL
Knuck®
spacer Re: No, participation trophies are more akin to VT getting rings
GanjaTiger
spacer That's quite an emotional response you posted there
GWPTiger®
spacer Someone with 80k less points calling GWP a coot
tigerdave2®
spacer Re: This reeks of the "participation trophy" society we live in***
TigerBigBass
spacer then you set the example to future players that the team
El Tigre 1
spacer Good point, and I don't disagree. ***
GWPTiger®
spacer Nonsense. Even the guys on the practice squad help the team.
Clemson13
spacer Guaranteed GWP is a liberal
clearwater
spacer What makes you think that?***
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: Guaranteed GWP is a liberal
sadmba
spacer Re: That's not a good comparison. In life you don't have
Tigerman1978
spacer Of course not. That is why I didn't say Clemson won
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: Of course not. That is why I didn't say Clemson won
Tigerman1978
spacer SO GWP is stirring up #### , by saying Dabo is Wrong!!
GanjaTiger
spacer Re: Of course not. That is why I didn't say Clemson won
Tigerman1978
spacer Ok, I'm not sure what the argument is. I suppose I could
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: Ok, I'm not sure what the argument is. I suppose I could
Tigerman1978
spacer Yes, KB would've received blame had we lost
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: Yes, KB would've received blame had we lost
Tigerman1978
spacer Again, I'm not disagreeing with anything you've said
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: That's not a good comparison. In life you don't have
tigerpsy
spacer Re: That's not a good comparison. In life you don't have
Tigerman1978
spacer How do you know KELLY isn’t the reason
deuceswild
spacer Re: That's not a good comparison. In life you don't have
88Tiger88
spacer That's a perfect comparison.
BengalBilly
spacer Re: That's not a good comparison. In life you don't have
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: If you quit your job in March do you expect an Xmas bonus
Ktiger27
spacer For what?***
fluffhead
spacer For helping the Clemson University men's varsity football
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: For helping the Clemson University men's varsity football
74TIGER
spacer maybe my seats weren’t that great
fluffhead
spacer So winning the first 4 games of the season don't count as
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: So winning the first 4 games of the season don't count as
rhettfla
spacer He doesn’t have 300 to his name ever since they frowneded on the
lovingit®
spacer No, I don't feel "real strongly" about it. It's
GWPTiger®
spacer true we don't win that game without Kelly but have you heard
El Tigre 1
spacer ^^^^^This^^^^^
GanjaTiger
spacer he contributed for sure
fluffhead
spacer Re: So winning the first 4 games of the season don't count as
Smack Daddy
spacer KB being a starting QB for the football team is a much
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: KB being a starting QB for the football team is a much
deroberts
spacer No, I believe only the best players should play
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: Kelly's greatest contribution to the team
Rw43
spacer I hate to say it but I agree with you. I don’t think we win Texas a and m without kB.
lovingit®
spacer He did get a ring....
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: He did get a ring....
LemonTiger
spacer Re: That's BS, Kelly should've gotten a ring***
B9TIGER®
spacer Ok, should I stand by my computer in the meantime?***
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: That's BS, Kelly should've gotten a ring***
WhstigeR®
spacer Yes***
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: That's BS, Kelly should've gotten a ring***
dgcannon39
spacer Re: That's BS, Kelly should've gotten a ring***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer You should probably ask KB if he thinks he deserves a ring
Knuck®
spacer Re: That's BS, Kelly should've gotten a ring***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Letter of the Law vs Spirit of the Law
tigerfan40
spacer Re: Letter of the Law vs Spirit of the Law
Rw43
spacer Re: That's BS, Kelly should've gotten a ring***
ksarrat
spacer What are the rules then -
mrderrik
spacer I should get a ring too then
saluda tiger
spacer Currious
CUAllTheWay®
spacer This is gonna be good
CootSmackdown16®
spacer Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney on Kelly Bryant: "Gotta be on the team to get a ring"
Tim317®
spacer and here's the thing...i bet if you asked Kelly he would
El Tigre 1
spacer Re: and here's the thing...i bet if you asked Kelly he would
Tigerman1978
spacer Absolutely positively 100% the correct call IMO...
BigCUFan®
spacer Probably an unpopular opinion...
casperasop1
spacer It was stated above
A912®
spacer Re: Probably an unpopular opinion...
whatweeatin
spacer No, Feaster still had a year of eligibility left
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: No, Feaster still had a year of eligibility left
aclemfan48®
spacer Ah yes, in that regard whatweeatin is correct
GWPTiger®
spacer We would’ve hated him for sure if he sat on the sideline and didn’t play
lovingit®
spacer Re: We would’ve hated him for sure if he sat on the sideline and didn’t play
Tigerman1978
spacer Wouldn’t KB have had the redshirt option if he had stayed
ahay®
spacer Yes but I think there would have been tremendous pressure to play him
lovingit®
spacer Re: Yes but I think there would have been tremendous pressure to play him
Tigerman1978
spacer Re: Probably an unpopular opinion...
HungryTiger
spacer Well said, I agree with everything you said.***
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: Probably an unpopular opinion...
u2mfl
spacer that's a slap in the face
Neal in NC®
spacer Re: Probably an unpopular opinion...
dgcannon39
spacer Re: Probably an unpopular opinion...
CivilE_Tiger
spacer But Feaster still had another year of eligibility
GWPTiger®
spacer I would imagine Dabo spoke to the team leaders before
Chuckston T-Man
spacer Re: Probably an unpopular opinion...
Tigerman1978
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74TIGER
spacer Kelly Bryant got a ring...
rudetiger
spacer Coach Swinney is 100% right!***
Clemson_Orange
spacer This is stupid ..and very simple
tiger seven
spacer Re: This is stupid ..and very simple
dgcannon39
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rgby83®
spacer ALL IN GO DABO***
cufan®
spacer That’s a lie
CUatFike00®
spacer Re: That’s a lie
LemonTiger
spacer Re: That’s a lie
dgcannon39
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smokepurpleliveorange69
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Tigerlife2005
spacer Dabo offered him the chance to redshirt. When KB left,
Iwantthe80sback
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uproar84®
spacer Re: TNET: Dabo Swinney on Kelly Bryant: "Gotta be on the team to get a ring"
LemonTiger
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Carlsbad®
spacer Why would someone ask Dabo that? Gimme a break!***
ColaTownTiger
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TigerFanX2000®
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pawsrule4evr
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ancientorange
spacer To all you "Ever'body deserves a trophy" ####### on here
BengalBilly
spacer “no ring for you!”
freakgeek
spacer Dead Subject....Move on***
Prime T. Tiger
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