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Clemson junior QB Kelly Bryant blazing own path with Tigers

Kelly Bryant just smiled and shook his head every time — and there were plenty of them — someone wondered how national champion Clemson would get along without two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson.

Not too bad, not too bad at all.

Through three games, Bryant has quickly eased concerns and appears on the same path Watson traveled the past two years — being a part of the Heisman conversation and making Clemson a College Football Playoff contender.

"Let them sleep on me," Bryant said. "I've always been doubted my whole career so let them keep doubting."

The doubters are dwindling the more Bryant plays . He and the second-ranked...