« Trevor has authorized us tonight to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation, » Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College While Trevor will certainly be missed, this is an opportunity for other guys to step up and we are excited to compete with a very good team from BC on Saturday «
ACC rules mean Lawrence could also miss No 1 Clemson’s huge clash at No 4 Notre Dame in November Sept. According to ACC COVID-19 protocol, « a student-athlete who tests positive COVID-19 must be isolated for at least 10 days from onset of symptoms / positive test and at least 1 day has passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of anti- fever and no improvement in respiratory symptoms «
Lawrence’s status for this Notre Dame match might depend on when he first tested positive If November 7 is in this window – even though Lawrence had no symptoms and was feeling well enough to play – he would miss the match
“I tested positive for COVID-19 and my symptoms were relatively mild while following the Clemson and ACC protocol,” Lawrence wrote “The only thing that hurts is to miss an opportunity to be with my teammates this weekend and play the game I love I hate that I can’t be there, but I’m going to watch isolation and shoot for our guys while I wait for the opportunity to join the team God bless you and go Tigers!
Lawrence is considered the non-presumed 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft if and when he declares after the 2020 season The junior is 135 of 191 passes for 1,833 yards and 17 touchdowns and just two interceptions He finishes over 70% of his passes
Lawrence is the first publicly known college football player to run out of time due to coronavirus Highly touted first year DJ Uiagalelei will likely start in his place against the Eagles Uiagalelei is 12 of 19 passing for 102 yards and also has eight carries for 32 yards and two limited playing time scores behind Lawrence this year
Uiagalelei is seen as Lawrence’s apparent heir to QB for the Tigers The five-star rookie was the best pro-style QB in the class of 2020 and the No. 3 player in the country according to Rivals
If Lawrence is unable to play against Notre Dame and the Tigers lose the game, how should the college football playoff committee see the game?
Clemson will likely have a big advantage in doubt, especially if the game is close Lawrence is the best quarterback in the country Even a team as good as Clemson experiences a significant drop in quality without a top QB like Lawrence
And Clemson could probably get another hit against Notre Dame with Lawrence in the roster anyway The Irish are full members of the ACC due to the coronavirus pandemic and are eligible for the game for the conference title A Clemson-Notre Dame rematch in the conference title game is long overdue
If Clemson comes to the title game with a 10-1 record and wins the conference title, then the Tigers will be in the playoffs It’s that simple It gets tough for the committee if this win is on a previously undefeated Notre-Dame
But Dec 19 The ACC title game is still almost two months away And as we’ve seen many times during this pandemic-stricken college football season, things can change a lot in a hurry
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