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ACC Daily Fever: Korn Still Practicing with Clemson Despite Transfer Plans

Posted: Dec 17, 2009

Dabo Swinney has a unique situation on his hands as he prepares his Clemson club for the Music City Bowl against Kentucky. Willy Korn, a former star at Byrnes High, has decided to transfer after three years filled with injuries, ineffectiveness and coaching changes. Even though Korn does not know his next school, the interesting part of this move is that he is still with the team during their Bowl practices. Here are the unusual details:

Offensive coordinator Billy Napier said Korn will remain the No. 2 quarterback through the Dec. 27 Music City Bowl in Nashville, and coach Dabo Swinney buried any question about a tense parting by disclosing that Korn had been invited back to work with the team during spring practice - thereby allowing Korn to get reps while giving Clemson another arm.

Swinney is treating the situation very delicately because Korn was such a prized recruit from South Carolina's top football power. The young QB committed to Clemson before his junior year in high school, and expectations for his career were through the roof for Tigers' fans. As he now looks elsewhere, Korn commented on his so-far disappointing career:

"I envisioned helping this program to national championships and winning BCS bowl games," Korn said. "But this happens to a lot of guys. Not everything happens how you like it to. But I feel that all the adversity I went through here, I'll be rewarded for it. Whether that comes in football, we'll see."

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