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  • Dabo Swinney had 'emotional' talk with Kelly Bryant, transfer possible

    Sportsnaut "Kelly Bryant opened 2018 as Clemson’s quarterback, but he was understandably frustrated at the news of Trevor Lawrence taking the starting job. Head coach Dabo Swinney told reporters he and Bryant had an “emotional” conversation following the news. When asked about..." September 25

  • Clemson to start freshman QB Trevor Lawrence over Kelly Bryant

    The Post and Courier "The writing was on the wall all weekend and now the news is official.  Trevor Lawrence is ready to lead Clemson’s offense and the freshman quarterback will get his first start Saturday when the Tigers face Syracuse at Memorial Stadium. Clemson announced the move Monday..." September 24

  • Kelly Bryant says he's '100 percent' healthy, ready for Week 4

    Sportsnaut "After he suffered a chest injury in Saturday’s win over Georgia Southern, Clemson Tigers senior quarterback Kelly Bryant expects to play this week against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Bryant, who started against Georgia Southern, left in the second quarter after taking a hit..." September 18

  • Alabama, Clemson top the preseason college football rankings

    CBS Sports "Alabama, fresh off its fifth national championship since 2009 under Nick Saban and second title of the College Football Playoff era, is once again the  preseason No. 1 team heading into the year. On Monday, the first AP Top 25 was released, and for third-straight year that poll will lead..." August 20

  • Clemson student Harris Roberts could start at quarterback for Furman

    Greenville Online "To Harris Roberts, being an engineer was just as important as being a quarterback. But he could not be both at Furman University. Furman, a liberal arts institution, was the only Division I school to offer Roberts a football scholarship, but it could not offer an engineering..." August 15

  • Now playing on two legs once again, how good can Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence be in 2018?

    Independent Mail "Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is one of, if not the most-lauded interior defensive linemen in college football. The No. 2 overall recruit in 2016, Lawrence is a national champion, an All-American, and a candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Yet, even more..." August 09

  • Five-star cornerback targeted by Auburn and Georgia announces his commitment decision

    Miami Herald "Five-star cornerback Andrew Booth (Lawrenceville, Georgia) committed to Clemson on Monday. The 6-1, 188-pound Booth chose the Tigers over the likes of schools such as Auburn and Georgia. Booth is rated the third-best cornerback in the Class of 2019 and the seventh-best player in the..." July 30

  • Hunter Johnson will transfer to Northwestern

    247 Sports "The Northwestern Wildcats have landed Hunter Johnson, the former 247Sports Composite five-star quarterback who announced his transfer from Clemson in May. Johnson, a native of of Brownsburg, Ind., chose Northwestern over Duke, Purdue and Indiana. "I'm thrilled..." June 11

  • Former Clemson DT Josh Belk announces transfer, to join South Carolina football team

    SEC Country "Former Clemson defensive tackle Josh Belk, who was with the Tigers during spring practice, will join the South Carolina football team for the 2018 season. It has not been confirmed if Belk will be eligible to play this fall. “I am thankful for the opportunity I had at..." June 11

  • New school emerges for Clemson QB transfer Hunter Johnson

    247 Sports "The race for Clemson transfer quarterback Hunter Johnson is a bit more open in Week 2 of his recruitment. A source close to the situation tells 247Sports the Tigers have given Johnson a full release, which means he’s allowed to join other ACC schools, if he so he..." May 30

  • New school emerges for Clemson QB transfer Hunter Johnson

    247 Sports "The race for Clemson transfer quarterback Hunter Johnson is a bit more open in Week 2 of his recruitment. A source close to the situation tells 247Sports the Tigers have given Johnson a full release, which means he’s allowed to join other ACC schools, if he so he..." May 29

  • Clemson preseason depth chart lists Kelly Bryant as top QB, Trevor Lawrence as backup

    College Football Talk "While some coaches fight tooth and nail to release any information about their program like who might be starting a game (cough, Jim Harbaugh, cough), that is not exactly how Clemson’s Dabo Swinney runs his shop. Case in point came Wednesday when the team released..." May 24

  • Two schools emerge for Hunter Johnson after Clemson transfer

    247 Sports "Clemson sophomore quarterback Hunter Johnson will transfer, 247Sports confirmed Monday. A five-star prospect in the 2017 class, Johnson threw for 234 yards, two touchdowns and an interception a year ago while completing 77.8 percent of his passes. Johnson competed for..." May 22

  • Former five-star quarterback set to transfer from Clemson

    The State "Former five-star quarterback Hunter Johnson is set to transfer from Clemson, The State confirmed Monday morning. Johnson had been battling with senior Kelly Bryant and freshman Trevor Lawrence for the starting quarterback job.   " May 21

  • Freshman defensive tackle Josh Belk leaving Clemson; South Carolina could be option

    The Post and Courier "One of the most hotly pursued in-state football prospects from this year’s recruiting class is back on the market, and the South Carolina-Clemson rivalry could have a new chapter depending on what he does next. Freshman defensive tackle Josh Belk, who enrolled at Clemson in..." May 17

  • Sterling Johnson announces Coastal Carolina as transfer destination

    Die Hards "Former Clemson defensive tackle Sterling Johnson announced his intentions to transfer out of a crowded defensive line room earlier this offseason and on Friday he made his commitment known. According to a report from Brandon Rink of, Johnson will continue his collegiate career at..." May 14

  • West Virginia football lands Clemson grad transfer DT Jabril Robinson

    Die Hards "Clemson graduate transfer Jabril Robinson signed a grant-in-aid for the 2018-19 academic year with West Virginia, coach Dana Holgorsen announced on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound defensive tackle will be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer in 2018.’s Chris Anderson..." May 11

  • McGarity expects Georgia-Clemson to resume football rivalry ‘in the not too distant future’

    Athens Banner-Herald "Dabo Swinney got some hearts racing this offseason in the football fan bases of Georgia and Clemson last week when the Tigers coach said he’d like to see the school’s border rivalry resumed on an annual basis. An every year game between two programs that reached the College Football Playoff..." May 02

  • 4-star 2019 CB Sheridan Jones commits to Clemson

    247 Sports "Clemson continued to ride a week-long wave of significant recruiting momentum into Friday evening when cornerback Sheridan Jones publicly announced his commitment for the Tigers on Twitter. The Norfolk (Va.) Maury four-star is Clemson's sixth Class of 2019 commitment since last Friday...." April 21

  • Dabo Swinney indicates Clemson's quarterback battle may bleed into the season

    CBS Sports "Think Kelly Bryant will automatically be the starting quarterback for Clemson at the start of the 2018 season? Even coach Dabo Swinney isn't 100 percent sure. In fact, he's not sure the ongoing competition among Bryant, Hunter Johnson, Trevor Lawrence and Chase Brice will be settled by Week 1..." April 18

  • Highly-touted 2019 WR Ladson Jr. commits to Clemson

    Die Hards "Just hours prior to Clemson football fans receiving a glimpse of the future in the Tigers 2018 spring game, Clemson received a commitment from 5-star wide receiver Frank Ladson. “A wise person once told me that committing to a college football team is like committing to a marriage,” Ladson..." April 14