Falcinelli says he doesn’t care ‘who is back there’ at quarterback

Falcinelli says he doesn’t care ‘who is back there’ at quarterback


Falcinelli says he doesn’t care ‘who is back there’ at quarterback

He supports them all

There is no one more important to a quarterback than his center. The two have to be on the same page at all times. The relationship is similar to that of a pitcher and his catcher.

For the last year, Kelly Bryant and Justin Falcinelli have worked together at Clemson. They both played a key role in the Tigers’ run to a third straight ACC Championship and third straight appearance in the College Football Playoff.

However in the off-season, the biggest question is will Bryant be Clemson’s quarterback this season. Despite being the ACC Championship Game MVP and leading the Tigers to a 12-2 record, Bryant is being pushed for his starting job by freshman Trevor Lawrence.

Bryant started camp as the No. 1 guy, but Lawrence has made a name for himself with the coaches in the spring and came from No. 4 on the depth chart to No. 2 entering fall camp, while running off Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson in the process.

What does All-ACC center Justin Falcinelli think about the Tigers’ quarterback competition?

“We just work. I don’t care who is back there,” he said. “Kelly Bryant is a great player. Kelly took us so far last season so I would be perfectly happy with Kelly. Trevor is a great athlete. He’s still got learning to do and he’s got little things to work on because he’s young. They are both fantastic players.

“Even Chase Brice, he is a great player. He’s going to surprise a lot of people.”



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