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TNET: Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:46 AM
 

 
Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant will visit Arkansas this weekend and consequently was interviewed by Bo Mattingly on the "Sports Talk with Bo" show Wedn Read Update »



Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:51 AM
 

Well, bye.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:54 AM
 

These are the comments I kinda had hoped for at the very beginning. Arkansas makes a lot of sense from the Morris standpoint but man that would be tough for him to win with Bama/AM and others.


Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:55 AM
 

I understand his decision and I wish him the best of luck. But if you truly want to continue playing and I know he could not take a game time snap if he wants to redshirt. What I don't understand is why wouldn't he stay on the team, simply for the practice time and physical conditioning to prepare him for next season somewhere else?


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:03 AM
 

Yeah i don't understand that either. Strength coach, nutritionist, awesome coaches, awesome weight room, etc. I


Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:06 AM
 

If he would have stayed he would have played in the Syracuse game when Trevor went down and lost his eligibility. Although, I don't and didn't agree with his decision it was the right one as far as guaranteeing he would not play another snap this season.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:09 AM
 

Dabo said that he would promise not to say him if that's what he wanted to do. I trust that dabo would keep his word. But then again Kelly Bryant could have made a rational decision in the Syracuse game and said I'll go in coach and lost his redshirt.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:10 AM
 

Play*


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:12 AM
 

Dabo would have said, I'm not allowing you to throw away your RED Shirt SEASON, for part of a game, we will win or lose with Chase Brice today!!!

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No doubt Dabo would keep his word but yikes...can you imagin


Posted: Oct 18, 2018 12:07 PM
 

being KB in that scenario? Refusing to go in as the two year leader of the team because you want to leave? I am not sure his teammates would be able to forgive that, especially if we then lost.

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Agreed - would have been a really terrible situation

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 2:30 PM
 

I think the way it worked out - with a clean break - is for the best.

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Re: Agreed - would have been a really terrible situation


Posted: Oct 18, 2018 3:23 PM
 

Clean break away's are always best. That will end the BS before any gets started!!!

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:19 AM
 

As I interpreted it, doesn't he still have access to everything you mentioned being that he is still on a full football scholarship?


I don't think so....


Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:55 AM
 

Maybe someone could answer this better, but I believe he has withdrawn from Clemson. I maybe wrong but I think he cannot go on visits if he is still enrolled in classes at Clemson and on Scholly. He visited NC for their game vs. VT last week, and they showed Bryant playing to the NC sideline pre-game. So, I am pretty sure he is not at Clemson nor can he access the facilities at this time. Unless he is doing so "under the radar" with knowledge from the coaching staff.


Re: I don't think so....

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:21 AM
 

He can go on visits if he is enrolled in classes, but not if he is considered a member of the football team. I think he has to finish the semester to transfer academically.

One of the FURMAN QBs is currently enrolled in classes at Clemson.


He's been given his release

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 2:33 PM
 

so I think that ends his relationship with the football program. An article in The State today says he's taking Online classes at Clemson, so he's technically enrolled but no longer has the benefits of a student athlete. At least that's how I read it.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:23 PM
 

Being academically enrolled and being a student athlete are two completely different things.

Tucker Israel was academically enrolled until he graduated in August, even though he left the football team in January.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 4:08 PM
 

They had to officially release him, thus announcing that he was released and that freed up his scholarship for someone else. No longer on scharship and officially not listed on the team allows him to go where ever he wants.
If he wishes to take classes he pays for it himself and is no different than any other student.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:17 AM
 

He is no longer on a full scholarship at Clemson, he quit the team and Dabo removed his name from our Roster. That ended the scholarship at the point that roster was turned in. Now I think that Dabo could reinstate him if he chose to do, but once all was said and done, I don't think there was a chance of a reinstatement!!!

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:15 PM
 

His tuition was already paid for the fall semester. Grad school requirements for the NCAA are minimal, so it's probably not a big bill to begin with.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:05 AM
 

You're either "All In", or you're not. Don't sit at the table if you've cashed out.

If KB is able to play and doesn't want to, the team needs to move on.

Imagine KB being on the sidelines and refusing to play against Syracuse. How would that impact the team? How would Clemson view him?


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:13 AM
 

Dude! Impact the team? how would Clemson take it? Clemson fans and TNet'ers would be like the old gangster movies.. "You...You..ARE DEAD To ME!!!... Lol... This place would have exploded if he decided not to play after TL got hurt... That would have been a set up by Dabo too. Kid loved Clemson and for him to sit and root for TL to get hurt isn't healthy for anyone.


Because he couldn't look his former teammates in the eyes?***

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:54 AM
 




It is quite obvious but


Posted: Oct 18, 2018 12:28 PM
 

I think his ego was too big for that. It would have been the most logical decision but men have big egos by nature and that ego has caused many problems throughout history.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 12:43 PM
 

It was an emotional decision, knee jerk and short sighted. Hope he does well wherever he goes, and hope Chad doesn't have any competitive QB's on the team (for KB's sake)


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:57 AM
 

Well , it took a while but he finally said the right things about leaving.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:07 AM
 

Yeah but to who? It seems normally that players who leave post on some form of social media thanking the coaches, university, and fans, pretty much saying their farewell, but this is just on some talk show. Oh well, Good luck to him.


Much Continued Success KB2..

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:59 AM
 

Enjoyed watching you win games for Tigers and 2017 was unreal in what you accomplished for yourself & Clemson..

what with taking Team over after #4 left & winning over Coots, Miami in ACCCG & having us in CFP as #1 Seed.

I believe with a better outcome vs Bama, there would have been a better outcome for you & a more secure future in 2018.

So, let’s just Blame the Red Elephants and move on since you did your very best & will always be a TiGER!

THX KellyB!

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To All CLEMSON TiGERS..Sending you Bright Light from the Carolina Coast and hoping you get to witness a huge Orange sunset tonight. Go Tigers!


Re: Much Continued Success KB2..

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:16 AM
 

Very Nice post.. Thank you for that..


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Posted: Oct 19, 2018 6:01 PM
 

Ditto....thanks KellyB.


Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: Do not care

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:02 AM
 

and will not read. I've moved on. I wish Tnet would

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Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: Do not care

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:34 AM
 

Why post if you’re not reading


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:12 AM
 

Like it or not, this is a story which generates much interest. There will be more stories, including one when he makes his decision.

Also, there will be interest next August when he is trying to beat out an incumbent quarterback just like TL did. Some will be pulling for him, others will point out the hypocrisy.

I suggest you avoid clicking on all of these if it truly bothers you enough to post just to say you’re not reading it.


Obviously, you HAVEN'T moved on.***


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Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:07 AM
 

I figured he'd get to this point.

Yes, it would rankle - mightily - to lose a spot you'd spent years working for...to a true freshman. Especially when you'd done well, fought, spilled blood, and beat everybody you'd faced except Alabama.

That ain't exactly an indictment, by the way. Very few college quarterbacks can beat Alabama.

He was 18-2 as a starter at Clemson. One of those losses was against Syracuse and he was knocked out before halftime.

He'd shown a ton of poise and pride up to this point, and I commend him. Did he handle the immediate aftermath of his benching as well as you'd like to see? No. But I figured once he got a bit of distance from things, this would be how he'd react. Character usually tells, and he's always shown class and character at every step of the way before.

I also still think the clean break - while probably more acrimonious than we'd have liked - was the best thing for both Bryant and Clemson. I do think if he shows his quality somewhere else the judgment of "system QB" that's slapped on him at the moment might lift some and he'll get a legit chance to develop in the NFL. IMHO all he really needs to do is clean up his throwing mechanics and a good NFL tutor can certainly help with that. He just needs the same chance to develop that, say, Tyrod Taylor has gotten. Bryant gets that and I certainly think he can do as well and stick in the league because he assuredly has the football measureables, IQ, and coachability.

Good luck, Kelly Bryant. You won a ton of games for us and I'm proud of the local boy for how well he's done, and I wish you good fortune in the future.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:09 AM
 

Apologies. He was 16-2. Didn't catch that until I pushed "post". Still pretty durn good.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:53 AM
 

Kelly Bryant was 16-2 as a starter. In one of the losses, he was injured at halftime and probably shouldn't have played in the first place. The other was against the future National Champion and #1 defense in the country playing their best game of the season.

Had he not played between DW4 and TL, he would be rightly remembered as one of the best QBs we've had at Clemson. He won games despite not being the best passer. He beat out 5* Hunter Johnson—and it wasn't close—for a reason.

It was a strange situation: KB was playing some of the best ball of his career when he was demoted. Do you bench a senior starter who is playing great and doing everything you want him to do for a true freshman who is making throws that a lot of guys who play on Sunday can't make? That's a tough question.

KB got hurt against GSU and Trevor got hot against GT, so I can see where KB would be frustrated at how the competition played out. After playing a great game on the road against our toughest opponent, Texas A&M, he really didn't get much of an opportunity to defend his job. Our opening drives have been underwhelming all year, no matter the QB or opponent.

Kelly Bryant was given 48 hours to decide whether he would give up his dreams or leave a place and a team he loved due to a situation he had no control over. So yeah, he was emotional and said some things in public that he should have kept private.

KB is a good QB, a good person, a Clemson graduate, and I wish him well.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:53 PM
 

Yes, best of all the comments


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:11 AM
 

Nice he finally admitted how much Clemson influenced his life, but I still think he mishandled how he went about deciding and then announcing his transfer. Frankly I hope he goes to Arkansas as he would be a great fit to help a struggling offense.

Go Tigers ??!!


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:36 AM
 

Not playing SEC West defenses all year, he should look to go to a team that plays in a bit less stiff defensive place.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 3:08 PM
 

Well I don’t think playing the likes of Auburn, Bama, LSU, and A&M next year with far less talent would be a good idea. Not to mention if the starting QB decides to stick around they will have 6 QBs already on the roster. Don’t think it would be very nice of him to try and come stick his hand in there cookie jar. They already have guys who have put there heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into that program.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:38 AM
 


 
Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant will visit Arkansas this weekend and consequently was interviewed by Bo Mattingly on the "Sports Talk with Bo" show Wedn Read Update »


This is an interview just prior to the start of the season. It is a 180 from his decision 4 weeks later.

https://www.thestate.com/sports/college/acc/clemson-university/article217397975.html


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:17 AM
 

I don't know what all was said between KB and the coaching staff before and during the season, and we won't know until the 30-for-30 comes out. But I think it's safe to say that KB and the coaching staff were not on the same page as far as expectations for this season.

During the season:

Both QBs did well against Furman.
Kelly Bryant had a great game against Texas A&M.
He had some bad luck against GSU when teammates messed up good drives, then he got hurt.
Then, after our usual slow start against GT, Trevor got hot and KB didn't get much of a chance to play.

Given how this played out, I think he would have liked to stay, but lost confidence in the coaching staff.


I'm thankful for everything he did for Clemson.***


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:56 AM
 

I also, like many setiments above, wish him success. His comment about Chad Morris being an honest man and great coach is magnified in Dabo Sweeney. Nobody better. He did leave our program with some bitterness in his heart because our coaches gave him his opportunity but he was bested after 4 games by someone better. He abandoned the team he claims to love for self serving reasons. Very disappointed in his maturity, but it is what it is. Move on. He has to live with his decision.

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totally agree with KB

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:23 AM
 

If ETN gets over 200 yrds rushing, Clemson beats NC State


their pass defense is ranked 82nd***


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:29 AM
 

In my best Powers Booth from Tombstone:. Well....bye!


Glad to finally hear him say that

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:43 AM
 

Wish he had said it sooner and more directly to the Clemson players, coaches and fans. I’m any case it will be interesting to see where he ends up. If I were him, I’d go with Ark for all the reasons he mentioned and they have a great fan base. I think CM will turn that program around, and that will definitely make KB look better as well. The only thing that would interest me in the Tarheels would be that masters. I’m not even sure why he is visiting MO and Louisville. I don’t think those programs have anything to offer.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 12:54 PM
 

Could this story have been posted Sunday or Monday. We got a major game in two days that needs everyone Clemson, Clemson’s attention. Kb is no longer Clemson. That’s all.

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Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 1:15 PM
 

Seems like a slap in the face to me.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 1:37 PM
 

"Bryant was 16-2 at Clemson".....Maybe I'm just picky, but I think the correct way of saying this is " CLEMSON was 16-2 during the time Bryant played quarterback". Again, maybe I'm just being picky, but KB did not win those games...the CLEMSON team did. In particular, there were many games that were won by our awesome D!


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 2:17 PM
 

Well now that the fire he started on his way out the door has been put out, he says all the right things... Wish for him he had said these things on his way out instead of what he did say. He will forever receive mixed reactions from Tiger fans because of his emotional outbursts on his way out the door.

That being said, I wish him all the success he seeks, both in football and life after it, and thank him for his contribution to Clemson football.

Go Tigers!

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 3:05 PM
 

Glad he has come out and said this - no question its been a tough time for him. I do think you can argue that his potential for a future in football would have been better served by staying here and he would have continued to play without question. Now he is likely to simply be served-up to other teams because the last I heard he was not visiting AL or Ohio State so his supporting cast will not be comparable to what he had here. NO chance ever that he would have stayed or been allowed to stay here with a "no play" agreement. There may be a worse idea but I can't think what it would be. What are you guys smoking today? haha FYI the Furman kid is in a special dual-degree (dual enrollment) program which is why a Clemson student was able to play against Clemson.
Wishing KB well!


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 4:00 PM
 

Why are we still talking about this dude?

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Never heard of her.***


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Re: TNET: Kelly Bryant: "Thankful for everything Clemson has done for me"

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Posted: Oct 19, 2018 11:02 PM
 

Several things first. I wish that he had actually talked to Coach Sweeney instead of sending him the “I’m out” tweet. I also wish he had left better, which would have been good for him and his friends that remained on the team. I do take into consideration his age, the powerful ego that comes with being the Man and it had to hurt and embarrass him.
Wherever Kelley lands I hope you finds happiness and the ability to play his final year. Now let’s move on to NC State and that stomping they are going to get in the valley.

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