Dabo Swinney said Wednesday Kelly Bryant practiced each of the last three days, proclaiming him “ready to go” for Friday night’s contest at Syracuse
Bryant missed most of the second half against Wake Forest with a low-ankle sprain, and Swinney said Bryant is lucky the sprain was not higher. Swinney said a high-ankle sprain would have kept him out longer.
Both Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson split the time Bryant spent on the bench against the Demon Deacons, and Swinney said earlier in the week they would have a plan in place if Bryant could not go.
One player will won’t be ready for Friday is reserve linebacker Jalen Williams, who Swinney says they will hold out against Syracuse because of a mid-foot sprain.
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On defense, the Syracuse offensive scheme should look very familiar to Clemson Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables, as it mirrors the style of offense he practiced against at Oklahoma on Bob Stoops’ staff.
Dino Babers has brought “Air Raid” and uptempo concepts to Central New York, and they have produced sizable offensive numbers through the first part of the season.
Venables spoke on the evolution of ACC offenses since he’s been in the conference, and what makes Syracuse’s unique: