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Report: ex-Clemson QB Chad Kelly visited Alabama

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It remains unknown where Chad Kelly may attempt to restart his FBS playing career, but we now know of one potential destination.

According to, 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)

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6 Responses to “Report: ex-Clemson QB Chad Kelly visited Alabama”
  1. patriottony says: Jun 4, 2014 2:31 PM

    him and nicky boy should get along great….

  2. santeechief says: Jun 4, 2014 2:45 PM

    Take him ‘Bama. He’s all yours.

  3. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jun 4, 2014 4:06 PM

    If Kelly transfers to Alabama I just pray that there is a camera on him if he decides to “verbally spar” with Saban. Nick would chew him up and spit him out in about 10 seconds.

  4. dhardy8207 says: Jun 4, 2014 4:24 PM

    He’ll never make it even as a walk on. If Dabo couldn’t deal with his enormous ego and spoiled bratt mentality then for sure he needs to stay clear of BAMA. Saban is not shy about putting players in their place, i.e. the slap on the buttocks of AJ McCarron during a live broadcast on national TV…

  5. auburntigers34 says: Jun 4, 2014 5:05 PM

    i wouldn’t wish this little punk on my worst enemy…which is probably bama.

  6. stopthemadness101 says: Jun 5, 2014 7:09 AM

    Alabama. Where ACC quarterback washouts go for a chance to play…

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