Sunday, February 7, 2016

Paterno ribs Devlin

LOS ANGELES -- During the end of his pre-Rose Bowl press conference today, Penn State coach Joe Paterno took a gentle shot at former Nittany Lions quarterback Pat Devlin, who transferred earlier this month.

Paterno ribs Devlin

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LOS ANGELES -- During the end of his pre-Rose Bowl press conference today, Penn State coach Joe Paterno took a gentle shot at former Nittany Lions quarterback Pat Devlin, who transferred earlier this month.

Asked about the bind Devlin's departure puts Penn State in at quarterback, Paterno interrupted the questioner after the Downingtown East product's name was mentioned.

"Who left?" Paterno said, smiling. "Who's that?"

Devlin has reportedly committed to Delaware. After Devlin informed Paterno earlier this month that he was leaving, Paterno decided that the redshirt sophomore would not remain on the team through the Rose Bowl.

If starter Daryll Clark would get injured in tomorrow's game against Southern Cal, Paul Cianciolo is the backup. The Lions, however, have a package for wide receiver Derrick Williams at quarterback, Paterno said today. Many expect Penn State to go to Williams, if need be, rather than Cianciolo, an untested fifth-year senior.

 

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