Joe Paterno names Daryll Clark as Penn State Starter for Week 1

Paul SalmanSenior Analyst IAugust 27, 2008

Not a huge surprise here, but Clark will start this Saturday against Coastal Carolina. Paterno does claim that Pat Devlin will get some time as well, but the coach stressed that  he does not want Clark to look over his shoulder.

It is in Penn State's interest to make sure Devlin does see time this year in order to make sure there is a Quarterback for the future. He was a top recruit and because Clark has two more years of eligibility, there are rumors that Devlin would transfer if he does not get to play. I would not fault him for that as all these kids ultimate goal is to make the NFL.

Behind Devlin, Penn State does not have any top QB recruits so it is very important to develop him now, and to recruit a top QB this year.
With Kevin Newsome decommiting from Michigan, and Tate Forcier planning his official visit to Penn State for week two's matchup against Oregon State, Penn State coaches need to make sure one of these kids chooses the Nittany Lions.