Media reacts to news of Trevor Lawrence's positive test
The college football world has been rocked again by a positive test for COVID-19. This time, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has tested positive.
The news was first reported by NFL media insiders and later confirmed by Clemson in a statement issued by Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney.
On Twitter, media members immediately began to discuss of Lawrence’s absence for at least No. 1 Clemson’s game against Boston College. Depending on when exactly Lawrence tested positive and begin 10-day isolation, he could potentially the Tigers’ game against No. 4 Notre Dame next weekend.
The College Football Playoff, Heisman Trophy race and NFL Draft could all be impacted depending on how long Lawrence is out.
Here’s a small sample of media members’ reactions:
1. Hopefully Lawrence is OK.
2. However long Lawrence is out, Clemson can turn to 5-star DJ Uiagalelei.
3. Clemson plays at Notre Dame in nine days, which looms large. Then a bye.
4. This probably has more implications for the Heisman than the playoff. https://t.co/1NblCvNcip
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) October 30, 2020
Clemson plays Notre Dame in … nine days. This year, man.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 30, 2020
Not like Clemson has a five-star backup quarterback or anything
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) October 30, 2020
Whoever writes the book about the 2020 college football season is going to have no shortage of material. My goodness. https://t.co/s89O8Zpw6z
— Andrew Hutchinson (@NWAHutch) October 30, 2020
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) October 30, 2020
Clemson at Notre Dame is nine days from today.
A positive test for COVID-19 requires 10 days of isolation, at minimum.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) October 30, 2020
Hot seat anyone who had Trevor Lawrence ahead of Malik Willis in their Heisman predictions https://t.co/iFI7nI53QF
— Benjamin Wolk (@benjaminwolk) October 30, 2020
Unfortunately, for Clemson they have to rely on…
Oh, a five-star who was the USA Today offensive high school player of the year.
— Dan Thompson (@DK_Thompson) October 30, 2020
A statement from Clemson on Trevor Lawrence status is coming soon. A positive test requires a MINIMUM of 10 days out, assuming no symptoms. As we discussed during the Saban stuff, the ACC does not have a “test out” option.
— 💫🅰️♈️🆔 (@ADavidHaleJoint) October 30, 2020
DJ Uiagalelei going to get some real experience sooner than we thought. Unfortunate news out of Clemson. https://t.co/LeuFn9frzg
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) October 30, 2020
Imagine Trevor Lawrence goes down for your team, and you're thinking "How can we replace him?"
How about with this legitimate human tank with a Howitzer capable of throwing a 95 MPH fastball attached to his torso?
Tigers are in good hands. pic.twitter.com/LKt8C1838u
— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) October 30, 2020