COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 25: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after his team scores a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)It appears that we’re a step closer to the eventual Kelly Bryant transfer from Clemson.The Tigers’ quarterback situation got even more interesting on Saturday, during a narrow home win over Syracuse.Trevor Lawrence left the game early after taking a big hit from Orange defensive back Evan Foster. With Bryant off the roster, the job fell to Chase Brice, and a dynamic Clemson rushing attack, to lead the Tigers back from a two score deficit to win the game.The injury looked like it might be a rough one at the time, but Dabo Swinney has expressed optimism about Lawrence’s status ahead of a game against Wake Forest. The former five-star recruit is expected to play.After the injury, some speculated about the Kelly Bryant transfer status, but he is not going to return to the team.According to Rivals’ Woody Wommack, Bryant has received his released from the program.A source close to the situation tells me that Kelly Bryant received his release papers from Clemson today and will now begin communicating with college coaches. Bryant has already graduated but schools were hesitant to contact him directly until he had the written release.— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) October 3, 2018As Wommack notes, Bryant is already a Clemson graduate, which allows him to play next year for what will likely be a wide array of teams. Now, he can begin that process.Among the many schools that have been floated as potential landing spots for Bryant are Auburn, FAU, Florida State, NC State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Syracuse, and Wisconsin.Some of those seem realistic. Others are fun to think about, but make less sense.Wherever he winds up, we should find out in the coming months.
The fighting which broke out last month around Muhajeria and Shearia between Government forces and the Sudanese Liberation Army/Mini Minawi faction (SLA/MM) against the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has exposed tens of thousands of civilians to violence, destroyed an aid agency’s office and forced the UN to relocate its staff.“As each day passes, people’s need for assistance increases and the humanitarian imperative to reach them becomes more pressing,” stressed UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Toby Lanzer.“NGOs and UN agencies are ready to deliver food, medicines and blankets to people right now and are trying to access the town of Muhajeria and villages between there and Shearia in order to do so,” he added.Earlier in the week, the joint African Union-UN mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reported that the security situation in the area was unpredictable due to aerial bombardments and frequent movement of unidentified aircraft over the town of Muhajeria. The leader of the JEM rebel militia, Khalil Ibrahim, also announced that he would withdraw his troops from the area due to UNAMID’s decision to remain in Muhajeria and appeals by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping and the international community for blue helmets to protect the local population. Fighting in Darfur erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and its allied Janjaweed militiamen, causing an estimated 300,000 deaths and forcing some 2.7 million people to flee their homes. 6 February 2009United Nations agencies stand ready alongside non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide emergency relief and assistance to the 30,000 people forced from their homes by renewed violent conflict in the South Darfur region of Sudan.