Coach Dabo Swinney said on Saturday that Clemson quarterback quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not be able to play Notre Dame next week.
Lawrence was tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, and the school announced that he had a positive test on Thursday, which means he must be quarantined for at least 10 days in accordance with the ACC Medical Advisory Group agreement.
As part of the return to the schedule agreement, Lawrence must pass a series of heart checks, and Sweeney said that passing all the agreements will not allow him to return in time for next Saturday.
With Lawrence out on Saturday, freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei scored two touchdowns in Clemson’s 34-28 victory over Boston College. 30 points out of 41
“He did a great job,” Sweeney said of Lawrence. “[He] Zoomed in on the team last night, [and I] Speaking to him this morning, I feel that he can play today. He did a good job, but obviously there was an agreement.He will go out in time [against Notre Dame], But you have a part of the heart.
“Even if he feels good, he has to go uphill, otherwise he might play, and he can’t do it just because of an agreement. They are in place to make sure he can return to the game safely. 10 days and then you have He has lost the heart part, so he will not be able to solve this problem in time to start the game next week.”
Sweeney said Lawrence is scheduled to complete his isolation on Thursday or Friday, and when he does, he will be able to return to the team. The plan is for him to go to South Bend, Indiana, where he can try to help his teammates on the sidelines.
Swinney said: “He will attend every meeting and we can let him focus on practice so that he can stay involved and post his own comments and things like that to support these people and participate in our trip.” “Obviously not. Participate in the competition, but he can still make his own contribution with his presence, encouragement and vision, but he can participate in every meeting and participate in various exercises… He will do his best to zoom in once they let him come back here , He will start heart surgery. This is just for some reason, and we want to make sure you can do it in the safest way when you come back.”
Offensive coordinator Tony Elliott (Tony Elliott) said that without Lawrence in the attack on Boston University, the offensive plan will not change, and the offensive plan for Notre Dame de Paris next week will not change.
Elliott said: “The standards have not changed.” “No one will feel sorry for us. We must all be prepared. The situation will be the same. Now [Uiagalelei’s] Have some experience and will not let him go out to do anything, not just be yourself, manage the plan and make the drama there. “
Uyagaleri said that even if he knew he was going to play against Notre Dame a week in advance, his approach would not change.
Uiagalelei said: “The same mentality as this week. Tomorrow I will start watching Notre Dame movies.” “Except that they are a very good team, I don’t know much about them, so I just want me Think correctly, master my keys, and thoroughly understand the game plan. It was cool to start my first game today in college. I woke up a little crazy and thought: “Hey, I’m going to start today. “But getting my game into Notre Dame Cathedral will definitely help.”
ESPN’s David Hale contributed to this report.