SHORT REPORT: QB Update

Devlin & Clark.

Sometimes here at FOS we receive a tidbit or two of information on the Penn State football team that doesn't rate an entire story, but is crying out to be reported just the same. Hence our new feature, the SHORT REPORT, a series of quick-hitting, easily digestible (usually) updates.

SHORT REPORT: Quarterback Update

So who is going to be Penn State's primary quarterback when the Nittany Lions open their season against Coastal Carolina at Beaver Stadium Aug. 30?

Daryll Clark? Pat Devlin?

The way things are shaping up through the first few days of preseason practice, it appears as if it will be a combination of the two. Clark, a redshirt junior, and Devlin, a redshirt sophomore, have both been receiving first-team reps with the offense, according to practice observers.

“Both have looked good,” one observer said.

Interestingly enough, in specific practices, the first-team reps have not been split down the middle. Rather, each QB is getting a better look from the staff on alternating days.

For instance, on Tuesday, when the Lions were practicing in shorts, shirts and helmets, Devlin reportedly received the bulk of first-team reps.

On Wednesday, when the team went to shells (helmets and shoulder pads) for the first time, we're told Clark received the bulk of the first-team reps.

BRENNAN'S TAKE: It is pretty clear these two will split reps through the first few weeks of the season, maybe the entire non-con. Wake me up on this "battle" when the Illini roll into town.

HARRINGTON'S TAKE: They may be splitting reps now, but I still think Clark is the coaches' favorite. I'm betting he emerges in the end."

Stay tuned to FOS for more as preseason practice continues.

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