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Transfer Rumors Now Swirling For QB Kelly Bryant

Kelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers' football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant considered a number of major college football programs when transferring out of the Tigers' program, but he ended up picking Missouri.

Bryant has received some tough news this morning.

The NCAA has hit Missouri football with a 2019 postseason ban as a result of the Tigers' academic scandal, which found that a tutor was doing work for athletes.

"A former Missouri tutor violated NCAA ethical conduct, academic misconduct and academic extra benefits rules when she completed academic work for 12 student-athletes," the NCAA announced.

Bryant has just one season of eligibility left, so he won't be playing in a bowl game in his final season if he remains at Missouri. Will Bryant now pursue a transfer? The NCAA would likely allow him to play immediately at another program, if that's what he wants. Of course, Missouri wasn't going to be making the College Football Playoff in 2019, anyway, and playing in a bowl game isn't everything, so it's possible Bryant could stay put. Still, speculation about Bryant's future is swirling.

Bryant, who transferred out of Clemson after Dabo Swinney named Trevor Lawrence the team's starting quarterback, also considered Auburn, Arkansas, North Carolina and Miami, among other programs.

Stay tuned.