Clemson QB Kelly Bryant Announces He’s Transferring
The Greenville (S.C.) News is reporting that Clemson senior quarterback Kelly Bryant (pictured) is transferring from the school, effective immediately.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced on Sunday that Bryant was being replaced by highly touted freshman QB Trevor Lawrence for this coming Saturday's game against undefeated Syracuse.
Bryant started every game for the Tigers last season, which ended in a College Football Playoff semifinal loss to Alabama. He had also started the first four games for the Tigers this season, but he split time with Lawrence.
Here are Bryant's quotes from an interview on Wednesday morning with the Greenville News:
"I feel like it's what's best for me and my future, I was just going to control what I could control and try to make the most of my opportunity, but at the end of the day, I just don't feel like I’ve gotten a fair shot.”
“They asked me how I felt about it,” (recalling his meeting with Swinney on Sunday) “I was like, ‘I’m not discrediting Trevor. He’s doing everything asked of him, but on my side of it, I feel like I haven't done anything to not be the starter. I've been here. I've waited my turn. I've done everything y’all have asked me to do, plus more.’
“I've never been a distraction. I've never been in trouble with anything. To me, it was kind of a slap in the face.”
Bryant will be eligible to play for another school in 2019.