It remains unknown where Chad Kelly may attempt to restart his FBS playing career, but we now know of one potential destination.
According to 247Sports.com, the former Clemson quarterback visited Alabama over the weekend. The Tide had recruited Kelly, a four-star member of the Class of 2012, coming out of high school in Buffalo, New York, before he opted to sign with the Tigers.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced April 14 that Kelly had been dismissed from the team for “conduct detrimental to our program.” Kelly, benched following a couple of interceptions, verbally sparred with assistant coaches during the spring game.
Kelly, along with Cole Stoudt and DeShaun Watson, had been part of a three-headed competition to replace long-time starter Tajh Boyd. With Kelly ousted and Watson injured, Stoudt was named the starter exiting spring.
After playing at the JUCO level in 2014, Kelly will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015. Jacob Coker, the transfer from Florida State who most expect to replace AJ McCarron under center for the Tide, will be in his final season of eligibility in 2015.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Saturday Down South)