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Dabo Swinney expects Kelly Bryant to start Friday

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Bryant looking to help Clemson bounce back (0:56)

Clemson QB Kelly Bryant has been cleared from concussion protocol and is ready to lead the reigning champs back from their Syracuse defeat. (0:56)

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said he expects quarterback Kelly Bryant to get the start Friday night against Syracuse.

Bryant was sidelined with an ankle injury in the second half of last weekend's 28-14 victory over Wake Forest. He practiced fully on Monday, Swinney said.

"Kelly is our starter. That doesn't change. We'll see him go practice today," Swinney said. "He didn't miss a rep yesterday."

"He looked real good. He looked ready," wide reciever Ray-Ray McCloud said.

Bryant didn't commit to playing when he spoke after the game, saying he needed to see how the ankle injury responded.

If Bryant can't go Friday, either redshirt freshman Zerrick Cooper or true freshman Hunter Johnson will get the nod for No. 2 Clemson (6-0).