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The formula was simple: "He was the best player"

February 26, 2019

As we prepare to turn our attention towards spring practice, it seems prudent to take a moment and reflect on Clemson’s run to the national title. Dabo Swinney’s program is often viewed as a family, but a business decision had to be made one year ago.

Risk vs. reward. It’s a typical conversation in business, life, and sports. As the Tigers entered the 2018 season, Swinney had to weigh his options at quarterback. Incoming freshman Trevor Lawrence seemed to have all the tools to be a starting quarterback, but the incumbent, Kelly Bryant,  just led the 2017 squad to the No.

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