Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant sat out of practice on Monday afternoon after the Tigers announced that true freshman Trevor Lawrence would be taking over the reigns of the offense for the No. 2 team in the country. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said that Bryant was “emotional” after the news and he decided to give him the rest of the day off.
But what does that mean for Bryant’s future with the team?
“We talked about lots of things. It was a deep, long, emotional conversation,” Swinney said. “It’s something that we needed to talk through and go from there.”
As for what the future holds for Bryant at Clemson, Swinney believes that the quarterback will remain. In fact, he said that he would be “disappointed” if Bryant chose to take advantage of the new transfer rule by sitting out the rest of the season and then leaving town.
From The State:
Swinney added that he would be “disappointed” if Bryant chose to sit out the rest of the year and then transfer. But he also said he would understand if that’s what Bryant decides he wants to do.
Next up for the Tigers is a Saturday, Sept. 29 meeting with the Syracuse Orange. Kickoff between Clemson and Syracuse at Clemson Memorial Stadium is set for 12:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
What Is The New NCAA Transfer Rule?
Under the new NCAA transfer rules, players are able to use their redshirt if they play four or fewer games during the season. By using the redshirt, they can then transfer to another program without losing a year of eligibilty.