At the outset of the season, Swinney chose Bryant as his first-string quarterback, but rotated Lawrence into action. Lawrence threw a 64-yard touchdown against Texas A&M in the second game of the season. Three weeks later, he flung four touchdown passes in a rout of Georgia Tech. Heading into a game against Syracuse, Swinney declared Lawrence the full-time starter, which prompted Bryant to leave the program.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times