Quarterback Daryll Clark has officially earned his extra year of eligibility, according to team spokesman Jeff Nelson. "Daryll has completed more than 85 percent of the credits required to earn his degree in Telecommunications and will be eligible to play in 2009," Nelson wrote in an e-mail today. "He is on schedule to graduate in December 2008, in 3 1/2 years. He will enroll in a second degree or graduate school in the 2009 spring semester."
Last week, Clark said that he was on track to have the extra year and that he was going to take it. Clark spent a year at The Kiski School in Western Pa. as a freshman non-qualifier before he enrolled at Penn State. Because he earned 80 percent of his credits before the start of this semester he was rewarded with the year he lost while at Kiski. This is good news, obviously, for Clark, who felt like he needed another year to groom for the pros. Needless to say, this is bad news for sophomore Pat Devlin, who may have to wait until his senior year to be named the full-time starter.