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Dabo Swinney Addresses Criticism Of Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence drops back to pass for the Clemson Tigers.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trevor Lawrence earned tons of praise for leading Clemson to the national championship in his freshman season. All the hype surrounding the talented gunslinger has quickly gone away as many analysts are worried about his sophomore slump.

Before this season began, the consensus around the country was that Lawrence would be the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. After all, the former five-star recruit is considered the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.

Lawrence has shown signs of potential this season, but he's also been careless with the football. He has more interceptions in three games than he did all of last season.

Critics are skeptical of Lawrence and his ability to develop as a passer. As for Dabo Swinney, he's doesn't sound worried about his quarterback at all.

Swinney went on Charlotte's WFNZ radio to discuss Lawrence's start to the season.

Here's what Swinney had to say:

"He just needs to keep doing exactly what he’s doing. If he’ll keep doing what he’s doing, we’re going to win a lot of games. That’s all I need him to do. He’s doing a great job. He’s a great preparer. He’s an unbelievable leader. He’s got a great will to win.

Part of the reason that Lawrence is under the microscope of the media is because he's the quarterback. Most of the responsibility falls on his lap as it pertains to Clemson's offense.

Clemson has a favorable matchup this weekend against Charlotte. Trevor Lawrence could be in for a big day.