'It was hard to say no to Clemson.' UNC starting QB on being recruited by Tigers.
When North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell leads North Carolina onto the field against Clemson on Saturday afternoon, it won't be the first time the Tigers coaching staff is getting an up close look at him. Howell, who was rated as a four-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite rankings, camped at Clemson as he was going through the recruiting process and earned an offer from the Tigers before ultimately signing with North Carolina. Howell said it was hard telling what is arguably the top program in college football no, but he is happy with where he ended up.“I really loved Clemson. My parents were both really big fans of Clemson.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney passionately defended the health of quarterback Trevor Lawrence Wednesday night, stating that any throws his star quarterback has missed through five games had nothing to do with a potential shoulder injury.
Trevor Lawrence (born October 6, 1999) is a collegiate American football quarterback for the Clemson Tigers. Lawrence was one of the most highly rated quarterback recruits ever
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney passionately defended the health of quarterback Trevor Lawrence Wednesday night, stating that any throws his star quarterback has missed through five games had nothing to do with a potential shoulder injury.
“There ain’t nothing wrong with Trevor. Nothing,” Swinney said. “If he missed a throw it’s because he missed a throw. Period. If he made a mental mistake he made a mental mistake. He’s not hurt. There’s nothing wrong with him … All these people just need to relax. He’s a human.”
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows sitting and watching when the Tigers have big leads is no way to win a Heisman Trophy. © APWF Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) rushes out of the backfield with blocking help from John Simpson (74) while Charlotte's Marquavis Gibbs defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) It is, he said, it is a way for the top-ranked Tigers to continue their quest for a second straight national title.
Dabo passionately defends health of Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence . Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney discussed the health of quarterback Trevor Lawrence for the Florida State game during his availability on Wednesday, Oct.
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Swinney was asked if he could confirm Lawrence had an MRI on his shoulder following the Texas A&M game, a day after TigerIllustrated reported Lawrence suffered a bruised shoulder against the Aggies and underwent an MRI.
Swinney seemed particularly annoyed that a reporter texted him Tuesday night asking him about the report.
“I’m not confirming any of that, and I don’t want anybody texting me anymore. I had a media guy text me the other night. That’s private information,” Swinney said. “If I want anybody to know our medical stuff, I’ll tell you. We’ll put it on the injury report. But people texting me on my phone to ask me information that’s not public, information that I wouldn’t put out, unless it was something that needed to be put out. That’s bad business. That’s not how we do things.”
No. 2 Clemson says they've been here before after close call
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has taken a step back in the rankings and many of the Tigers are saying that's not a bad thing.The second-ranked Tigers slipped from their perch atop the polls after an unimpressive win against unranked North Carolina, which some say could prove to be an important step toward another national title.
At the coach's press conference for the College Football Playoff Championship, Clemson 's head football coach Dabo Swinney talked about what makes freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence such a special player.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence drops back to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Sept. At first Swinney said Lawrence had concussion-like symptoms. On Monday, coaches said Lawrence 's injury was more of a neck strain.
Lawrence entered the season as the Heisman favorite but has been up-and-down through the first five games.
The sophomore has completed 61.8% of his throws in 2019, down from 65.2% last year, and he has eight touchdowns and five interceptions this season after finishing with 30 touchdowns and four picks in 2018.
But Swinney insisted the numbers being down from last season are not injury related.
“If we did an MRI or we didn’t, that ain’t nobody’s business. We do MRIs all the time. All the time,” Swinney said. “I mean a guy gets a bruise on his knee we do an MRI. A guy bruises his elbow we get an MRI. It’s like we gotta find… It drives me crazy. There’s no drama on our team, and so we just want to create, ‘Oh, Trevor missed a throw. He must be hurt.’ No, he’s human. He’s human. Trevor Lawrence is a great football player and a great leader. And there ain’t nothing wrong with him.”
While Swinney did not confirm the MRI, he did say that Lawrence had a bruised shoulder, but it’s not something that is affecting his throwing motion or his productivity.
Reports: Trevor Lawrence suffered bruised shoulder vs. Texas A&M
Lawrence threw five picks in three games this season after tossing four all of last year.As a true freshman last season, Trevor Lawrence threw four interceptions in nearly 400 pass attempts while completing over 65 percent of his passes en route to helping Clemson claim the 2018 national championship. In the first three games this season, however, Lawrence had already tossed five picks in 97 attempts.
Clemson head coach says he has no timeline for making a final decision on his starting Not that Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has much need to name a starter for the opening game of the The two most likely options are Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence . Bryant was Clemson ’s starting
CLEMSON , S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says injured quarterback Trevor Lawrence will play against Wake Forest. Lawrence missed the second half of At first Swinney said Lawrence had concussion-like symptoms. On Monday, coaches said Lawrence 's injury was more of a neck strain.
“He had a bruise. If there was something wrong with him would we be running him on the goalline?” Swinney said. “I mean he’s run great. There ain’t nothing wrong with him.”
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