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Report: Clemson QB Kelly Bryant to transfer

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant told the Greenville News on Wednesday that he intends to transfer.

Dabo Swinney is expected to address the news on the ACC coaches teleconference this morning.

Days after being moved to a backup role, Bryant was confirmed by the school to have missed a second-straight practice Tuesday. Per Swinney, he had been given Monday off shortly after an “emotional” meeting.

Swinney said that was “a rough afternoon.”

“Streeter had already met with him on Sunday and talked through it,” Swinney said. “I texted him and said, 'Hey let’s sit down Monday.' We met yesterday afternoon and it was emotional. It was tough, tough because he has played well. There is not a guy that ever been here as long as I have been at Clemson that is more committed to this program than Kelly Bryant.

“There is not a better leader. This guy is the epitome of what you want. He is what you want your son to be like.

“I love him like a son. So it is a very difficult conversation. He’s very disappointed, but I don’t have any doubt he will show up and go back to work and respond. It was tough.”

Bryant and Swinney discussed a possible transfer on Monday, but at the time Swinney indicated that Bryant wasn't planning to go that route.

"We talked about a lot of things," Swinney said. "I’m not going to get into the details of our conversation. We talked about a lot of things. Like I said it was emotional. A lot of things we talked about. If I was worried about that or I was deceitful in some way or something like that. I could have huddle the coaches and said hey let’s make sure we start him for Syracuse that way he has got no options.

"That’s not how I operate. I don’t think like that. I don’t operate that way. I’m just trying to do what’s right. I’m not ever doing to apologize for that. We talked about lots of things. It was a deep, long, emotional conversation. It was something we needed to talk through and go from there.

"If he walked in here today and said, 'Hey, coach I don’t want to play the rest of the year unless you got to have me.' 'Well, OK if that is what you want to do.' I love Kelly. I would be disappointed in that because we need him, but I wouldn’t judge him on that."

Bryant started 18 games and Clemson won 16 of those and he had improved his passing efficiency numbers from last season, but Bryant faced stiff competition from the five-star freshman Trevor Lawrence, who is now in the top-10 nationally in passing efficiency and yards per attempt.

Bryant told the Greenville News he felt the move "was kind of a slap in the face."

The Upstate native is blazing a new trail of sorts in using the new redshirt rule, where a player can see action in up to four games and still redshirt. Bryant is a Clemson graduate and therefore is eligible to play immediately upon transfer.

Bryant would be a fourth Clemson quarterback to transfer since Lawrence has arrived on campus, joining Tucker Israel, Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson.

Lawrence will make his first start in No. 2 Clemson's Saturday noon home kickoff (ABC) versus Syracuse (4-0).

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spacer Quitter. What a disappointment.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer I can't say I've ever been in his shoes...
jbodycott
spacer You've never had any adversity?***
tigerdrummer®
spacer That's a silly thing to say
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Tigerman1978
spacer Not at 22
jbodycott
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Tigerman1978
spacer Some people don't get time to grow up
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Tigerman1978
spacer One of KellyBryant's advisers would be cousin Martavis. This
BGREENCLEMSON
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spacer Re: Team will NEED KB?
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spacer He was a valuable member of the team. He was a leader
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spacer Can't blame him. This was a poorly handled situation.
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spacer No, it was handled in the best possible way.
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spacer The only one I can even remember was Russel Wilson...***
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spacer Stupid post.***
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spacer "coaches let it become obvious to the fanbase"
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spacer It's true. It's how lots of coaches do things these days.
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spacer Nope, just not naive.***
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spacer I don’t blame him *but* the coaches handled it perfectly ...
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spacer How did you get to go to practice and see TL?***
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spacer Never can pass up an opportunity to bash Dabo can you?***
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spacer This is more about the OC. Er I mean, the co-OCs***
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spacer So it was the 54-4 co-OCs decision and plan
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spacer Charleston Tom wanted to hire Paul Johnson
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spacer This was 2 or 3 years before Bowden got fired. It would have
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spacer Confirmed - he is a dummy.***
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spacer Agree. Looks like sour grapes. I have lost respect for him.***
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