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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he will take a cautious approach with junior QB Kelly Bryant (ankle) during the bye week.

Bryant entered Friday's game against Syracuse with a sprained ankle, and he suffered a concussion during it. "Hopefully by Wednesday, he's out there moving around, but we're going to be really cautious with him this week and really get him dialed in on what we're doing game plan wise," Swinney said. "Come Wednesday, I think we'll have a much better feel for what he's going to do practice wise Wednesday and Thursday, and then they'll be off for the weekend." Clemson next takes the field against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28.
Source: ESPN
Oct 16 - 5:45 PM

Clemson sophomore RB Tavien Feaster rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on seven carries in Friday's 27-24 loss to Syracuse.

Feaster broke up the middle on a 37-yard touchdown dash with about five minutes gone in the first quarter. While the 5-foot-11, 210-pound sophomore has the speed to take it to the house on any given carry, he is still searching for his first 100-yard game at the collegiate level.
Oct 13 - 11:38 PM

Clemson freshman RB Travis Etienne rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown on five carries in Friday's 27-24 loss to Syracuse.

Almost all of Etienne's damage came on a 52-yard scoring dash in the third quarter. On the perfectly-blocked play, the 6-foot, 195-pound true freshman took the ball to the right before making one cut upfield and then turning on the jets. He has done fantastic work with limited touches this season, rushing for 446 yards and six touchdowns in seven games -- only one of which saw him receive double-digit carries.
Oct 13 - 11:27 PM

Clemson redshirt freshman QB Zerrick Cooper completed 10-of-14 passes for 88 yards in Friday's 27-24 loss to Syracuse.

Cooper played the entirety of the second half after starter Kelly Bryant was knocked out with a concussion just before halftime. While he was on point in terms of completions, almost all of it came on short-to-intermediate passes and Clemson's offense was unable to score in the fourth quarter as the Orange pulled off the upset. The Tigers are on bye next weekend, giving Bryant ample time to heal up before their next game. If he remains sidelined, though, Cooper would likely draw the start when Clemson takes on Georgia Tech come October 28.
Oct 13 - 10:34 PM

Clemson redshirt freshman QB Zerrick Cooper took the opening snaps of the second half of Friday's game against Syracuse.

Regular starter Kelly Bryant has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's contest due to a concussion. Cooper is handling the reigns to start in the second half, with true freshman Hunter Johnson also a possibility to play.
Oct 13 - 9:30 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said at halftime of Friday's game against Syracuse that junior QB Kelly Bryant has a probable concussion.

Just before halftime, Bryant was brought down on a clean hit while running with the ball. He landed hard on his shoulder and appeared to hit his head on the turf. After several minutes lying on the ground, he was eventually able to sit up and walk off the field with assistance. Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson will fill in for him for the remainder of the contest. We'll pass along updates as they become available.
Oct 13 - 8:50 PM

The Post and Courier's Grace Raynor passes along that Clemson junior QB Kelly Bryant (ankle) "looks good" while warming up in advance of Friday's game against Syracuse.

Bryant is dealing with a minor ankle injury which sidelined him in the second half of Saturday's win over Wake Forest. He has been able to practice this week and Tigers HC Dabo Swinney said earlier in the week that he would be "ready to go" for Friday's contest. Looks like he's still on that track.
Oct 13 - 6:06 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Clemson junior DE Austin Bryant has been speaking with agents and could enter the draft after this season.

Bryant has broken out with 28 tackles, 11 TFL, five sacks and five quarterback pressures in six games. Pauline additionally reports that linemates Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell are expected to enter the draft following this season as well.
Oct 13 - 3:58 PM

Clemson junior LB Jalen Williams (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Syracuse.

Williams (5'9/225) has missed each of the past two games with the shoulder ailment. There is no current timetable for his return. Prior to going down injured, the junior linebacker had recorded 15 tackles and two passes defended.
Source: Tiger Net
Oct 11 - 9:01 PM

Clemson junior TE Garrett Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Syracuse.

No huge surprise, here. Williams (6'3/245) tore his ACL in April and has not played in a game this season. He could potentially take a redshirt for the year, but that likely won't be determined until next week at the earliest.
Source: Tiger Net
Oct 11 - 8:35 PM

Clemson redshirt senior CB Marcus Edmond (foot) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Syracuse.

Edmond (6'0/180) continues to mend from a foot injury sustained in a win over Auburn during Week 2. There is no current timetable for the redshirt senior's return to action.
Source: Tiger Net
Oct 11 - 7:41 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said that junior QB Kelly Bryant (ankle) will be "ready to go" for Friday's game against Syracuse.

Bryant rolled his ankle in Saturday's win over Wake Forest. He has been able to practice without issue this week. Zerrick Cooper would likely step in for him against the Orange if there is any sort of a late setback, here. Bryant has thrown for 1,259 yards with a 4/4 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 401 yards and seven touchdowns in six games this season.
Source: The State
Oct 11 - 6:38 PM

Clemson received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 S Joseph Charleston.

Charleston (6'2/190) also held offers from fellow big-dog programs Alabama, Georgia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others. ESPN ranks him as the No. 185 overall prospect in the 2019 class and notes that the Milton, Georgia, native "[d]isplays good transition skills to turn, bend, change directions and cover a WR with good ball skills to make a play on the ball." The Worldwide Leader believes that with added bulk, he has upside as an outside linebacker in addition to his natural position of safety.
Oct 10 - 7:15 PM

Clemson freshman RB Travis Etienne has posted a 249.1 elusive rating according to Pro Football Focus, the highest rating of any runner in the ACC.

Here's how elusive Etienne (6'0/195) has been in 2017: He's carried the ball 46 times, and he has caused 17 missed tackles. That's an astonishing 27 percent of his carries that end with him making someone miss. It helps explain why Etienne has averaged 8 yards a carry and run for five touchdowns in his first five games for the Tigers. His workload should continue to increase as the season progresses.
Oct 9 - 10:16 PM

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney expects junior QB Kelly Bryant to play on Friday against Syracuse.

Bryant suffered a lower ankle injury and sported a walking boot after the game. Obviously, Bryant will need treatment this week and could be limited during practice. In his absence, Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson stepped in to help the school top Wake Forest by 14 points.
Source: ESPN
Oct 9 - 8:17 AM


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