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Dabo Swinney expects Kelly Bryant to start Friday

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Clemson QB Kelly Bryant looks to lead the Tigers past the Syracuse Orange to stay unbeaten, tune in Friday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN to see the showdown. (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).