Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after winning the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Sun Life Stadium. Tigers won 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Football: Stanford QB David Olson transferring to Tigers


With the sudden departure of Chad Kelly from the Clemson Tigers team after Dabo Swinney had forced him out for violating team rules, the top-tier ACC squad has an open slot on their QB depth chart as Stanford Cardinal back up QB David Olson has announced that he will transfer to Clemson.

“I’m happy to be home and going to Clemson,” Olson told TheState.com. “My family is going to have a chance to watch me play. I looked at a number of places. This visit to Clemson, everything felt right about it and it’s a pretty good situation to come into. I’m excited to be a part of the Clemson program and family. There were a lot of good things I couldn’t pass up.”

By saying that he’s “happy to be home,” Olson is referring to the fact that he hails from Columbia, South Carolina.

Olson spent four seasons as the backup for head coach David Shaw and the Cardinal and he has already graduated, which means that he is eligible to see the field immediately.

Following the departure of Kelly, Swinney named Cole Stoudt the starting quarterback for the moment, with freshman DeShaun Watson, who is recovering from injury, the primary backup as the team heads into the summer.

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