Clemson escaped this afternoon with a 27-23 comeback victory over Syracuse. The third-ranked Tigers had to overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit and the loss of quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence exited the game in the first half after a big hit. He did not return due to concussion-like symptoms.
Kelly Bryant, who began the season as Clemson's starter, announced his transfer from the program on Wednesday. He technically could still return to the team since he hasn't withdrawn from school, but the odds of that might be slim.
Third-sting quarterback Chase Brice came in and helped the Tigers win today, but Clemson is obviously hoping Lawrence can return soon. One thing is for sure though, Dabo Swinney is tired of talking about Bryant and the possibility of him returning.
After the game, he was asked again about it, and gave the following response.
“I have no idea, and I’m not talking about anything about Kelly," Swinney said. "I’m just gonna talk about our team. I’ve addressed everything I’m going to address to Kelly. Wish him all the best, and we’re moving on.”
Bryant transferred when he did so he could still redshirt the season and maintain eligibility for next year.
If he returned to the team and played in one more game this season, his eligibility would be up.