Clemson still undecided on starting QB

Kelly Bryant (2) was Clemson's starting quarterback last season, but he has compeition this year.Photo Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

Head coach hasn't chosen a starting quarterback

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said at ACC media day on Thursday that he has not decided on a starting quarterback yet.

The leading contenders for the job are Kelly Bryant, who was the starter last season, and highly touted freshman Trevor Lawrence.

Bryant passed for 2,802 yards and 13 touchdowns with eight interceptions in 2017, and he added 665 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns for a Clemson team that finished 12-2 and reached the College Football Playoff before losing to Alabama in the semifinal.

Lawrence arrives on campus as the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports.

Swinney said there is no timetable to make a decision.

Clemson opens its season on Sept. 1 against FCS opponent Furman, then plays Texas A&M on the road on Sept. 8.