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Penn State Names Sean Clifford Starting Quarterback

Here we go.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State has its quarterback, folks.

The Nittany Lions announced Friday evening that redshirt sophomore Sean Clifford has been named Penn State’s starting quarterback.

Clifford’s path to the starting job was a bit different, being that the expected starter — Tommy Stevens — opted to transfer after spring practice. It opened things up a year earlier than expected for Clifford, and to his credit, he has seemingly ran with it. He edged out redshirt freshman Will Levis, who sounded like he made things closer than anticipated. Still, the decision to go with Clifford is not a surprise. He has the experience edge, he’s uber-talented, and in the little time he played last season, he absolutely flourished by throwing two touchdowns on just seven attempts.

For Penn State and Clifford now, they turn their attention to the Idaho Vandals. Just 11 days away.