Equal shares for all three

CLEMSON - Heading into Monday's scrimmage, the first of the spring, Chad Morris said all three quarterbacks are very much in the mix.

Cole Stoudt, Chad Kelly and Deshaun Watson are all "working extremely hard," according to the fourth-year offensive coordinator.

"All three of them have had good days. All three of them have had not so good days. They've all had their ups and downs," Morris said. "We'll have a better understanding after Monday, and maybe try to settle in with a guy for the rest of the week after Monday's performance.

"We'll judge it from there, but they're all three competing hard. I'm really proud of all three of them."

The plan, Morris added, is to give each of the three quarterbacks the same number of reps with the first-team.


Kelly and Stoudt will split first-team reps with Watson during Monday's scrimamge.
"All three are pretty much going to get about equal reps," he said. "All three are going to get pretty much equal reps with the No. 1s and the No. 2s, so it's going to be a fair assessment all the way across."

Scrimmage No. 2 will be a week later.

"We come back the following Monday, if one got a little bit more than the No. 1s [and] then we'll come back in and give him a fair chance," Morris said. "Everybody is going to get a fair shake in this thing."

Running back is another position that will see multiple players splitting reps with the first-team.

"The main three we've been having in there -- D.J. Howard really started off the spring strong," Morris said. "Then, you have Zac Brooks. Zac is back and doing some good things. Wayne Gallman and of course, C.J. [Davidson] is coming back off an [injured] wrist, so he's back doing some things. We hope to utilize him as well."

Morris hopes to get a better grasp on where things stand with the two positions -- and all of the others on that side of the ball -- after the scrimmage.

"I think we'll have a better understanding of where we are after Monday," he said. "We'll put these guys in a scrimmage or a game-like setting."

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