Though his stats will not jump out at anyone, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Kelly Bryant was very efficient in the Tigers’ 100-play scrimmage on Wednesday.
“He made some big plays,” Swinney said afterwards. “He had a couple of really nice throws that were dropped. Those are things that can frustrate you, but all he can do is his job. Those are things that we know when we evaluate the tape.
“He threw a great deep ball early (in the scrimmage) and we don’t make the play. It was a beautiful pass. But he made a huge fourth down play in the two-minute drive … big, big, scramble, long run so he, I thought, was efficient.”
Bryant, who only took first-team snaps in the scrimmage, finished the afternoon 8-for-14 for 94 yards, and also had a rushing touchdown to go with his long run.
“Consistency … That is what I have learned since Day 1 since I got here,” Bryant said. “Coach Swinney, Coach (Tony) Elliott, Coach (Brandon) Streeter, Coach (Jeff) Scott, that is what they are looking for. I’m going to go out there and do what they are asking for. You can’t be up and down. It’s about being consistent and being patient.”
The goal the Tigers’ junior quarterback has this spring is to try and get better with each practice. So far, he feels like he has been able to do that.
“I feel like I can be more consistent. You don’t ever want to get too comfortable because that is when complacency comes in,” he said. “I just want to be more consistent whether than being an up-and-down player.”
Watch more of Bryant’s interview with the media on TCITV.
We are taking orders for our limited edition magazine Mission Accomplished. Remember Clemson’s championship season with this great magazine from the staff that covers Clemson football 365 days a year. Order your’s today to make sure you get a copy!