There were plenty of signs of Clemson's past on display throughout Saturday's spring game, from former stars Sammy Watkins and Vic Beasley marching the sideline to a halftime ceremony in which last year's heroes, including Deshaun Watson and Mike Williams, got their championship rings. What wasn't quite so clear Saturday was Clemson's future. In what could only be considered a messy offensive performance, the Tigers officially wrapped up their spring quarterback competition in roughly the same place they started, with Kelly Bryant the favorite to fill the void left by Watson's departure. "If we played a game today, Kelly would be the guy," Dabo Swinney said afterward. "But we don't play today. We play in September, and everything counts. I'm pleased with the spring all of them have had." Aside from the spring game, that is. In that, Bryant and the other young QBs failed to assuage concerns about the immense turnover on offense. The two offenses, which rotated four QBs and were relatively evenly split among first-team players and reserves, posted 31 combined points. There were a handful of ugly snaps, including the first of the game for Bryant and highly touted recruit Hunter Johnson, who each muffed the exchange on their first play. There were some poor decisions that led to easy interceptions. There were struggles on the offensive line. There were drops by the receivers.
Clemson's Kelly Bryant still No. 1 QB despite shaky spring game
ESPN | Apr 9