Oct 24, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA;   Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after their game against Syracuse at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

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Clemson’s ‘Coach Lawrence’ to be on sideline for ND clash

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be on the sideline when the No. 1 Tigers play No. 4 Notre Dame on Saturday at South Bend, Ind.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney reiterated Tuesday that though Lawrence will have cleared his isolation protocol after testing positive for COVID-19, he won’t have completed his mandated cardiovascular tests in time to play against the Irish.

But Lawrence has been an active participant and guiding force this week in support of freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei, Swinney said.

“He’s doing great. He really is,” Swinney told reporters. “He’s in the meetings. He’s Zooming in and all that stuff. So he’s doing well. He’s just anxious to get out. He’s back with us Thursday or Friday, so he’ll be with us. He’ll travel with us. He just can’t play because of the cardiac back-to-play protocol that’s in place.

“I think he’ll be able to bring a good presence to D.J. He’s got a great mind. He’s got great eyes. So he’s gonna be Coach Lawrence,” Swinney said.

Both teams are undefeated, Clemson enters the game at 7-0 and Notre Dame is 6-0. The Irish were forced to postpone their Sept. 26 game against Wake Forest to Dec. 12 after an outbreak of COVID-19.

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