If nothing else, Chase Brice gave Clemson a chance to win the 2018 national title with his performance against Syracuse (Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

The offseason player merrygoround that hits so many of the elite programs in college football spun a little more at Clemson Thursday. One day after star receiver Tee Higgins announced plans to enter the NFL Draft and bypass his senior season, backup quarterback Chase Brice announced he will transfer for his final two seasons, and starting defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney announced he will return to the Tigers for his senior season.

Brice saw little action during his three seasons with the Tigers working mostly mop up duty. He redshirted in 2017 and the next two seasons appeared in 23 games and completed 82-136 passes for 1023 yards and 9 touchdowns.

He will be best remembered for his clutch performance off the bench in the 2018 game against Syracuse when he replace an injured Trevor Lawrence and rallied the Tigers to a win that preserved their National Championship run.

Brice will be a grad transfer, immediately eligible to play, and will have two years to play.

Pinckney redshirted in 2016 and the last three seasons appeared in 32 games compiling 60 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. He missed the National Championship Game with an ankle injury.

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