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Dabo Swinney Praises Clemson Players For Visiting Kelly Bryant At Mizzou Spring Game

Clemson Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2, wide receiver Deon Cain #8, and tight end D.J. Greenlee #87 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate following Bryant's touchdown.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2, wide receiver Deon Cain #8, and tight end D.J. Greenlee #87 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate following Bryant's touchdown to start the second half of play during the Tigers' game football game against the Auburn Tigers at Memorial Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

Some of the Tigers taking in Missouri football's spring game were from a much different program. New Mizzou quarterback Kelly Bryant got a visit from his former Clemson teammates for the event.

Bryant left the Clemson program at mid-season last fall. After leading the team to the College Football Playoff in 2017, he lost his job to Trevor Lawrence.

Obviously that move worked out. The freshman phenom led the Tigers to a national title.

Bryant remains close with a number of Clemson players, and even after his departure, is close with his former teammates.

On Saturday, Clemson receiver Tee Higgins posted a photo of a number of Clemson players who made the trip to watch Kelly Bryant at Missouri's spring game.

It's a pretty cool gesture by Higgins and the other players who supported Bryant.

After they made the trip, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney praised his players for supporting his former quarterback. From TigerNet:

"Swinney said he was proud that several Clemson players, including Tee Higgins, Isaiah Simmons and Cornell Powell, made the trip to Columbia, Missouri, last weekend to support former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant during Missouri's spring game on Saturday.

"'Guys come and go in the program, but relationships never end. These guys are friends. He's a graduate. He graduated. Some guys graduate and they go to the NFL. He just graduated and went to Missouri.' Swinney said. 'But that doesn't mean that their friendships end or their relationships end, that's for sure. I think it's neat that it worked out that way and those guys were able to go and support their former teammate."

Overall, it seems like things have worked out for all involved. Bryant will have the chance to showcase his talent in the SEC for one final year before a run at the NFL, and Clemson and Lawrence are national champions, and are a favorite to repeat.

[TigerNet]