Oct. 10, 2008
Clemson, SC — Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden announced Friday that red-shirt freshman Willy Korn will move to the first-team quarterback position for the Georgia Tech game on October 18. Korn will replace senior Cullen Harper, who had started each of the last 19 games at the position dating to last year. Harper guided the Tigers to a 9-4 record last year when he led the ACC in passing efficiency and set 22 school records.
Clemson has lost each of its last two games, a 20-17 loss at home to Maryland when it did not score in the second half, and a 12-7 loss to Wake Forest on Thursday evening.
“We need to find a spark offensively,” said Bowden. “With the injuries we have on that side of the ball, we need to reevaluate our plan. A more mobile quarterback gives us more options.”
Korn has played in four games over his career, two last year and two this year. He played in two games early in the 2007 season, then suffered a shoulder injury and received a medical hardship.
This year he has played against The Citadel and South Carolina State and has completed 14-18 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown. For his career, Korn is 22-29 for 257 yards and two scores and he also has 15 rushes for 46 yards and two touchdown.
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