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Morris says Deshaun Watson will play against Georgia

by David Hood - Senior Writer - Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:19 PM
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Pos: QB   Height: 6-3   Weight: 204   Hometown: Gainesville, GA (Gainesville HS)  
Years Played: 2014
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris was asked about the red-shirt situation with freshman quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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, and mentioned that in a perfect world, former quarterback Chad KellyChad Kelly
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Buffalo, NY

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would have been at Clemson and Watson could have red-shirted. Morris then said that Watson would have played regardless if Kelly had been here or not.

"Deshaun Watson wasn’t going to red-shirt anyway," Morris said at Dabo Swinney's media outing. "He wasn’t going to red-shirt. He was that good and he was going to play whether Chad Kelly was here or not. That was the consensus from the get-go and that was the consensus after watching him the first couple of practices in the spring. We knew that he was going to be special. He is going to play this year and he is going to play at Georgia. Now, what is his role and how much will he play that is all to be determined through the progress. Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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is our starter and he deserves it. and we are excited about Cole."

Watson suffered a slight crack in a collarbone near the end of a spring scrimmage in April and was sidelined for three weeks and also missed Clemson's Spring Game.




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