College football media reacts to shocking D.J. Uiagalelei news

Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei. (Syndication: The Greenville News)
Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei. (Syndication: The Greenville News) /

With Clemson football’s woes continuing to add up, the Tigers finally benched struggling quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei against Pitt.

D.J. Uiagalelei’s first season as a starter for Clemson has been a study in filling impossible shoes.

Unfortunately for the young quarterback, the mistakes and failing confidence caught up to him against Pitt.

After Uiagalelei threw a pick six on a shovel pass, Dabo Swinney pulled the plug and replaced him with backup Taisun Phommachanh.

CFB media saw Clemson benching D.J. Uiagalelei as almost inevitable

Here’s what the college football media had to say about the moment.

Uiagalelei isn’t the first highly touted quarterback to get benched this season and he may not be the last. That’s just how college football works sometimes.

The big question for Clemson now is whether or not the backup has some magic Uiagalelei couldn’t produce.

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