Twitter reacts to transfer news with Kelly Bryant
|Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:55 AM- -|
Word was out on Wednesday morning that quarterback
Kelly Bryant was transferring from Clemson.
Bryant started 18 games and Clemson won 16 of those and he had improved his passing efficiency numbers from last season, but Bryant faced stiff competition from the five-star freshman Trevor Lawrence, who is now in the top-10 nationally in passing efficiency and yards per attempt. Clemson fans, former players, and national media pundits went wild with talk of how this would affect the Clemson Football team and Bryant's future.
Bryant started 18 games and Clemson won 16 of those and he had improved his passing efficiency numbers from last season, but Bryant faced stiff competition from the five-star freshman Trevor Lawrence, who is now in the top-10 nationally in passing efficiency and yards per attempt.
Clemson fans, former players, and national media pundits went wild with talk of how this would affect the Clemson Football team and Bryant's future.
Check out some of the highlights from the interwebs:
I’ll ask this question. If you got fired from your job and you had an opportunity to leave and get another one? Or, would you wait outside the gates hoping they rehire you? Clemson is not being selfish and Kelly not being selfish.— Robert R. Smith (@rrsmith27) September 26, 2018
Tucker Israel (@TI8__) September 26, 2018
I’m sorry I couldn’t help it pic.twitter.com/Qu08YaQPQu— Tucker Israel (@TI8__) September 26, 2018
Just in case you Clemson “fans” forgot. I came in with KB, I’m leaving with KB ... that’s my brother 4 life pic.twitter.com/ymhlYCbfg1— Tucker Israel (@TI8__) September 26, 2018
T-Law era is about to be crazy. #16— Eric Mac Lain (@Mr_Clemson) September 26, 2018
they talking bout scared of competition ? it’s hard to compete with promises that was made b4 anybody even touched the field . Fans swear they analysts now https://t.co/jIPL34QlkE— Jadar Johnson (@jadar803) September 26, 2018
Yall Talkin Bout Competition! Kids Are Weak NO Our Careers Are On The Line! We Are Trying To Get To The Next Level!— VanSmithII (@PrettyPYREX23) September 26, 2018
Just because you watch it on tv or in person. Let’s not pretend you know what’s it’s like to be in their shoes. There’s so much more.— Tyrone Crowder (@ImSoRone) September 26, 2018
Nothing but love & respect for my brother @KellyB125! Wish you nothing but the absolute best & will continue to be your biggest fan ??— Nick Schuessler (@NickSchuessler) September 26, 2018
I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion BUT let’s not all act like we have been sitting in the meeting room with Dabo and the other coaches. No one sees what goes on Monday through Friday.— Jay Guillermo (@Jay_Guillermo57) September 26, 2018
Since the arrival of Trevor Lawrence at Clemson, the following quarterbacks have transferred— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) September 26, 2018
5* Hunter Johnson
4* Zerrick Cooper
4* Kelly Bryant
3* Tucker Isreal
4* Chase Brice is the only QB left on the roster from the pre-Trevor era
"Hello, is this Kelly Bryant? Did you know Auburn has been called Clemson without the lake?" pic.twitter.com/8H42HrcJQP— Evil Kirby Smart (@EvilKirbySmart) September 26, 2018
"I've never been a distraction. I've never been in trouble with anything. To me, it was kind of a slap in the face."— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 26, 2018
–QB Kelly Bryant on being demoted at Clemson (via @GreenvilleNews) pic.twitter.com/13zVejCBlc
You may not agree with his verbage but if that’s what HE felt about the situation than that’s how he felt. No need to disbar him from Clemson because of a decision that he made. When it’s all said and done he has to be the one who looks in the mirror and live with it. Support him— Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) September 26, 2018
Trevor Lawrence is undoubtedly one of the most gifted passers in all of college football. Kelly wants to play football, if he never steps on the field his collegiate career is done. You want to prolong the opportunity to play for as long as you. Once you’re done you’re done— Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) September 26, 2018
There’s not a bone in my body that thinks the staff handled the situation wrong. Moment you start paying for tickets it becomes a business and you just hope that the players see that side of it. Life isn’t fair and we don’t always get what we want or what we think we deserve.— Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) September 26, 2018
Crazy to think that both of the starting QBs in last year’s Alabama-Clemson playoff game have since lost their jobs.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 26, 2018
Not a lot of coaches would of been honest and upfront with their QB’s the way Dabo has been. Some would have waited another week (because of new redshirt rule) to insure they had a backup plan. That’s why Dabo is one of the best. #clemson— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 26, 2018
Clemson's QB depth now includes Batman's barely disguised son pic.twitter.com/XI9AEhsK0w— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) September 26, 2018
I don’t blame him for transferring but how much propaganda was put into the world over the past two months about how well Bryant/Clemson were handling the situation? Clearly behind the scenes reality didn’t match the narrative.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 26, 2018
Good on Dabo Swinney to have made his QB decision before #Clemson's 5th game. If he let this drag out another wk, it would've given his team more depth at a crucial spot but cost Kelly Bryant the season. Instead, he can transfer out & gets to play someplace else as a SR in 2019.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 26, 2018
Two of the four QBs who led their teams to the Playoff last year--Alabama's Jalen Hurts and Clemson's Kelly Bryant--both have now been overtaken by talented younger quarterbacks. Different era in college football.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 26, 2018
Kelly Bryant followed the greatest #Clemson QB in program history. He went 16-2 as a starter. Handled the chaos this year with class.— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) September 26, 2018
But when a guy like Trevor Lawrence is chasing, it’s hard to keep your job.
The record books will be kind to KB. I just hope fans will be too. pic.twitter.com/RBw2Bh147z
This was the exchange between Kelly Bryant and Dabo Swinney after #Clemson’s Sugar Bowl loss to #RollTide.— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) September 26, 2018
Can clearly see Dabo say “I love you”
Guy is 16-2 as a starter. Only lost one game he started & finished pic.twitter.com/Lix3NWb5eT
Re the Kelly Bryant situation. Yes, you have a right to have your feelings hurt. Yes you have done everything right off the field. The only thing you didn’t do is beat out a True Freshman. This isn’t personal. You got beat out. That’s football. And life. Handle it better.— Jordan Rodgers (@JRodgers11) September 26, 2018
Before people rip Kelly, let’s get this out of the way.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 26, 2018
He’s a graduate. This is his last year of eligibility. He wants to play football. He has earned the ability to play football. He wants to start.
This isn’t an indictment of our society, entitlement or anything like that. https://t.co/2VGNEBZhYD
To criticize a college football player for making the best decision for himself - when schools and coaches have been doing that forever - is ridiculous. #Clemson— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) September 26, 2018
When you recruit at the level Alabama and Clemson do, there are always going to be talented players who get passed up or lose their jobs. It's part of what separates programs of their ilk, the competition they're able to create on the practice field.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) September 26, 2018
Random thought: If Clemson loses to Syracuse again this year, the committee could rationalize it the same way as last year: Well, they didn't have Kelly Bryant.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 26, 2018