Dabo Swinney: Kelly Bryant won't receive national championship ring
Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant is immersed in fall camp at Missouri.
Despite starting four games for the Tigers against Furman, Texas A&M, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech in 2018, Bryant won’t be receiving a national championship ring, per ESPN’s Chris Low.
“He wasn’t on the team. You’ve gotta be on the team to get a ring,” Dabo Swinney told ESPN. “I love Kelly and appreciate what he did for us, but he decided to move on.”
Trevor Lawrence was named the starter over Bryant going into the Syracuse game. With Bryant only playing in four games, he decided to transfer to play his final year of eligibility elsewhere. That elsewhere ended up being Missouri.
Swinney and Bryant haven’t spoken since he left Clemson, but Swinney told Low that he’s looking forward to chatting with him when the time is right.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to visit and sit down and have a good conversation, but he’s focused on what he’s trying to do, and we wish him the best,” Swinney said. “He’s a graduate of Clemson and always will be and was a heck of a player for us, but my job is to do what’s best for the team.”
Bryant finished his Clemson career 16-2 as a starter, but he won’t be receiving any hardware for the Tigers national title season.
Missouri and its new quarterback open up the 2019 season against Wyoming on August 31.