How close was Deshaun Watson to playing Thursday?
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Clemson quarterback Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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"I went over to Coach (Swinney) and told him I thought Nick was going to have to go in," Morris said. "Cole was pretty banged up, and I thought we were going to have to play Nick."
Asked if Watson was an option, Morris said no, that Schuessler was definitely the second option behind Stoudt.
"Our thinking was that we are going to just get him ready for Georgia Tech," Morris said. "We could have played him if it had been an emergency."