Trevor Lawrence has spent the last three seasons playing under Dabo Swinney at Clemson. After a successful college career, the star signal-caller will now be moving on to the NFL to play for another national championship-winning head coach: Urban Meyer.
So how does Swinney feel about Lawrence playing for Meyer? Well, he thinks it’ll be an excellent fit.
“I’m excited about it. I think Urban will do a great job with him,” Swinney said, via Tigers Net. “They’ll put a good team, good staff around him. I don’t know what the predictions are for Jacksonville, how many games they’re going to win, but whatever the prediction is, they’ll exceed that, as long as he stays healthy. And that’s the other thing. He’s a guy that’s always available. And we all know as football coaches, the best ability is availability. And he’s been available.
“The only time he wasn’t available is when he had to miss two games with COVID. Other than that, man, this kid is a durable football player. With his skillset, his mind, his toughness, his leadership, that’s where he grew the most, was just becoming, not just a leader of the offense or a leader of the team, but a leader in all of college football. And it was awesome to have a front-row seat to watch that growth over these past few years.”
Meyer has success with quarterback development.
We saw it with Alex Smith back at Utah, we saw it at Florida with Tim Tebow, and we saw it with Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett and Justin Fields at Ohio State. Granted, that college success hasn’t always translated to the NFL, but Lawrence is a different caliber prospect than any of those other players, including Smith.
Let’s see what Meyer does. Dabo certainly believes he’ll do just fine.
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