I think it is safe to say it has been a wild several weeks for Clemson backup quarterback Tajh Boyd. For Just a few days ago it was looking like the redshirt freshman was going to be the Tigers starting quarterback this season. Then Kyle Parker made the unexpected move to turn down 2.4 million dollars from the Colorado Rockies to return for another season of football, thus putting Boyd back on the sideline.
Boyd on his role on this year’s team
Boyd struggled during the spring and clearly needs some more work before he is ready to take over the offense. He is a confident young man, and no doubt he is disappointed he won’t be starting this season, but even he seems to understand Parker’s return is probably better for everyone in the long run.
Boyd will have his chance in 2011. In the meantime he says he is going to work hard to push Parker this year. In a matter of days, Clemson has gone from the ACC school with the biggest quarterback question to perhaps the school with the best quarterback depth.