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Has Kyle Parker Taken the Lead in the Clemson Quarterback Race?

Jeffrey Fann@TalkinACCSportsAnalyst IAugust 16, 2009

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 25: A general view of the stadium taken during the game between the Clemson Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks at Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2006 in Clemson, South Carolina. South Carolina won 31-28. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

There are some indications coming out of Clemson that Kyle Parker may have taken the lead over Willy Korn in the chase for the starting quarterback job at Clemson.

The Greenville News reported that Kyle Parker is getting the most work in the practices. Offensive coordinator Billy Napier was asked if Clemson was near a decision. He stated, "I think we have pretty good handle on the situation."

Check out the full Greenville News article here for more: Parker taking the lead?

Coach Dabo Swinney has yet to make the official statement, but the Tigers appear to be closing in on a decision. I think it's also clear from the article that you will be very likely to see both quarterbacks playing at different points in the season. It does appear though that Parker is the frontrunner for the job.

For those that haven't seen Parker play, he's not as mobile as Korn, but he does have a stronger arm. He played very well in the spring game. He was 13-21 for 171 yards and touchdown. He was a consensus top 20 national quarterback out of Bartram Trail HS in Jacksonville, Florida. Parker doesn't have much Division 1 experience, but he's got ability. We'll see if he gets named the starter in the upcoming days.

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