Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly says his arm is “not great,” but he is “excited to be back on the field.”
The Clemson coach said the team’s QB position is “very fluid.”
Kelly spoke with reporters Thursday about the upcoming season.
Kelly is expected to be on the sidelines during Clemson’s home game against Duke on Sept. 13.
The Tigers are 5-2.
Kelly has been working with Clemson’s quarterbacks coach, Mark Walton, during the bye week.
“Obviously, we have had a few different quarterbacks come in, so obviously, there’s a little bit of flexibility there,” Kelly said.
“There’s a lot of different things that go into it, so it’s not great, but we’re excited to be at the next level and we’re looking forward to getting back on that field.”
Kelly is 6-6 with a 5.06 ERA in 12 starts this season.
Clemson’s offense has been plagued by turnovers and a quarterback who can throw it down the field.
Kelly said he’s working on a new play-action fake to help the offense move the chains.
“It’s a play-fake, and that’s what we do in college football,” Kelly added.
“You’re running the play fake and the quarterback is running the fake and you’ve got the two receivers on the inside and the outside receivers are wide open.
The play fake is called, ‘run a fade route.’
That’s how we run our fake.
I think it’s important for us to just have a different mentality going into the next game and just be focused and be focused on the task at hand and go from that.” “
But we want to go from there.
I think it’s important for us to just have a different mentality going into the next game and just be focused and be focused on the task at hand and go from that.”
Kelly’s next game will be Sept. 19 at North Carolina.