Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly signs with Mississippi junior college

Nick Bromberg
Dr. Saturday
Clemson dismisses QB Kelly after sideline argument
Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly signals a play during the first half of the Tigers' NCAA college football spring game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014. Head coach Dabo Swinney announced Monday, April 14, that Kelly was dismissed from the team. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly will continue his playing career at a Mississippi junior college. Kelly signed a letter of intent with East Mississippi Community College on April 23.

Kelly, a redshirt sophomore, was dismissed from Clemson for "conduct detrimental to the team" earlier in April. According to coach Dabo Swinney, Kelly "had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program."

Two days before his dismissal, Kelly had an argument with Clemson's coaches at halftime of the Tigers' spring game.

Had he transferred to another FBS school he would have been forced to sit out a year on his transfer. By signing with EMCC, he can play immediately and transfer to another FBS school at the end of the 2014 season.

EMCC was the 2013 NJCAA national champions and went 12-0. Many of the games were incredible blowouts as well, including a 90-7 win over Coahoma Community College. On the season, East Mississippi outscored its opponents 747-117. Seriously.

The arrival of Kelly, the nephew of former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly and a four-star recruit from Rivals out of high school, shouldn't derail that offensive success. Before being dismissed from Clemson, he was in the mix to be the successor to Tajh Boyd.

In limited playing time in 2013, Kelly was 10-17 passing for 58 yards and ran 16 times for 117 yards.

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