Saturday, April 18, 2015

Daryll Clark speaks

During his morning interview, Daryll Clark was gracious in his being named the starter and toward his chief competitor, Pat Devlin. He did admit to being nervous, but also anxious about his first career start. The two have not spoken, both said, but Clark expects to have a discussion with Devlin when the two room together -- as is Penn State's custom of having the top two QBs bunk together -- the night before Saturday's game. "I don't know how he's going to react to this," Clark said, adding: "I've been there. I'm anxious to see how he'll be. I hope it doesn't turn out to be him being so disappointed that he doesn't want to be cool with me anymore. I hope to goodness it's not like that."

Daryll Clark speaks

During his morning interview, Daryll Clark was gracious in his being named the starter and toward his chief competitor, Pat Devlin. He did admit to being nervous, but also anxious about his first career start. The two have not spoken, both said, but Clark expects to have a discussion with Devlin when the two room together -- as is Penn State's custom of having the top two QBs bunk together -- the night before Saturday's game. "I don't know how he's going to react to this," Clark said, adding: "I've been there. I'm anxious to see how he'll be. I hope it doesn't turn out to be him being so disappointed that he doesn't want to be cool with me anymore. I hope to goodness it's not like that."

Clark admitted that there could be some division in the locker room amongst those pro-Clark and those pro-Devlin. "Let's be honest, there are people on the team that want him in," he said. "There are people on the team that want me in. Who? I don't know. But that's just how it is."

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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