Swinney says he has a clear No.2 quarterback
|2015-09-01 12:28:17.0- -||
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney met with the media for his weekly football press conference on Tuesday and answered a question about his quarterback rotation heading into the season.
Swinney said the gap between the #2 quarterback and #3 quarterback is "pretty big" with Schuessler as Watson's backup and freshman quarterback Kelly BryantKelly Bryant
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"It's so funny cause every year we have quarterback controversy," Swinney said. Every year. Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
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Swinney said that Kelly Bryant has made tremendous strides in practice.
“Having said that, I can’t brag on Kelly Bryant enough," Swinney said. "From where he was in the spring to where he his now at the end of camp, he’s in a different hemisphere. He’s now made himself relevant as far as we can win with this guy. He’s sincere and genuine and has a great work ethic. He’s a physically impressive guy – size, strength, speed. Right now he’s clearly third, but he’s going to play. We have to create some experience and depth at that position.”
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