Swinney says he has a clear No.2 quarterback


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Pos: QB   Height: 6-4   Weight: 200   Hometown: Grayson, GA (Grayson HS)  
Years Played: 2012 - 2016

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