Dabo Swinney expects Deshaun Watson to start against Pitt

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Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson was forced from last weekend’s shellacking of Syracuse with a shoulder injury and did not return. There is some good news for Tigers fans, however, with head coach Dabo Swinney saying he expects Watson on the field this weekend against Pitt.

“He’s doing good. We expect him to go,” Swinney told Andrea Adelson of ESPN. “We’ve got a good little plan in place for how we are going to practice him for this week, and he was great last night.”

If Watson is unable to start as expected or suffers a setback, backup quarterback Nick Schuessler will once again see extended time.

This season, the 6-foot-3 quarterback has recorded 2,497 yards, 24 touchdowns and ten interceptions as he looks to make a late push for the Heisman Trophy.

No. 3 Clemson and Pitt are set to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC at Memorial Stadium.

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