Clemson Football: Pre-Spring QB Positional Analysis 2020

The Clemson football team will begin spring practice in just two weeks. Here’s our positional breakdown of the quarterback room.

The Clemson football team is just two weeks out from the start of spring practice.

The Tigers will hit the practice field for the first time on Wednesday, February 26 and then will have 13 sessions following that, ending with the annual Orange & White Spring Game on Saturday, April 4.

As we approach the beginning of spring practice, Rubbing the Rock will be breaking down every single position and giving you our outlook for the spring.

Today, let’s begin with a look at the quarterbacks for Clemson football.

Projected Depth Chart:

Starter: Trevor Lawrence

Pre-Spring Analysis:

The starter at QB will be none other than Trevor Lawrence. Shocker, I know.

The drama at this position, though, is what happens after Lawrence. RS freshman Phommachanh and true-freshman Uiagalelei will be battling it out for the right to be the second-string QB and have an ‘inside track’ on the 2021 competition once Lawrence heads onto the NFL.

I’m interested in seeing what this battle looks like as the spring progresses and, especially, when we get into fall camp later this year.

Expect the coaching staff to be non-committal when it comes to who the second-stringer will be and that will result in the two being listed as ‘co-backups’ on the post-spring depth chart. That being said, there will be a battle throughout spring and into the fall as to who the back-up for Lawrence will be.

Things may not be apparent to those looking at the depth chart released by the coaches, but there will be a clear pecking order defined behind Lawrence over the course of the next month and beyond, and that will be interesting to watch.

Overall, look for Lawrence to have a good spring and to take the next steps in becoming a leader on the offense, and expect Phommachanh and Uiagalelei to be entrenched in some major competition, especially as we head down the stretch.