Swinney says he has a clear No.2 quarterback


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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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at the third position.

"It's so funny cause every year we have quarterback controversy," Swinney said. Every year. Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
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can play. I think he has earned the respect of his team. He did that this past spring was just tremendous for him. Not many people think that Nick can run. Nick can run. Nick ran a 4.6 this summer. He's way more athletic and fast than people may think. He has some quick-twitch in him. He's arm is as strong as it has ever been. He's bigger than he has ever been. Very cerebral player that has really bought in to what he has to do to make him the best player possible. He is clearly our #2. We are excited about him."

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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FB Update: Swinney says he has a clear No.2 quarterback
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CUTigerDave
Yea, just like last year Cole Stoudt was a "clear #1"
AllTimeClemson
Sooooo....what's your point?
MarineOneClemson®
He doesn't have a point.
aerozeptallica®
Stoudt got the nod early because of Chad Kelly
NortherTiger
Stoudt was really never supposed to be the guy.
aerozeptallica®
You think that being a senior was the only reason?
NortherTiger
I feel like all of this was addressed.
aerozeptallica®
Re: Yea, just like last year Cole Stoudt was a "clear #1"
jajtiger
Agreed - good post.***
Tropical
Probably due to "treatment" and to confidence
NortherTiger
Confidence is a huge thing, both in ones self and
aerozeptallica®
The D beat up on other teams too
NortherTiger
I hope you are right. Chad Morris was a great hire
aerozeptallica®
You tell me how he ended up as our second?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: Yea, just like last year Cole Stoudt was a "clear #1"
TritonTiger
Nick will be 3rd on the chart by season's end
MRTTMT
I disagree
Willmo®
Point - I can respect a person who has an opinion but ...
Tropical
He's also rewarding effort on Schuessler's part***
NortherTiger
Nick may have progressed quite a bit, and may indeed
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Nick may have progressed quite a bit, and may indeed
footballmanager
Re: Nick may have progressed quite a bit, and may indeed
B9TIGER
Re: FB Update: Swinney says he has a clear No.2 quarterback
badb®
Nick is good in practice but we're talkin bout practice!
ColaTownTiger
Re: Nick is good in practice but we're talkin bout practice!
footballmanager
Re: Nick is good in practice but we're talkin bout practice!
lextiger551
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theclash®
What else would folks expect a coach to say?
TigerTown
Did he really say "controversary" or did he say
Shorty
Re: Crump speak
tigeroftheeye1
You mean the date that commemorates a controversy?
RH Tig
That's as classic as you guys getting called curserers!***
Shorty
Nick paid his dues!***
CoolBreeze864
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Papal Tiger®
The Sky will not fall
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