James Franklin Provides Update On Sean Clifford’s Status

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State coach James Franklin didn’t provide an update on the status of quarterback Sean Clifford after practice Wednesday.

Penn State quarterback Christian Veilleux throws downfield at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State quarterback Christian Veilleux throws downfield at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com Penn State wide receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith runs a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State wide receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith runs a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

“As you guys know, I don’t get into injuries, so I won’t get into that,” Franklin said Wednesday evening.

Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker deflects a pass during a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker deflects a pass during a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Clifford wasn’t present at the portion of practice open to media Wednesday. At one point, offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich joined redshirt sophomore Ta’Quan Roberson and freshman Christian Veilleux in throwing during drills.

Penn State wide receiver Cam Sullivan-Brown hauls in a pass at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State wide receiver Cam Sullivan-Brown hauls in a pass at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

No. 7 Penn State is currently on its bye. The Nittany Lions next play Oct. 23 when they host Illinois at Beaver Stadium. Franklin also announced that defensive tackle PJ Mustipher is out for the season because of an injury he suffered at Iowa.

Penn State defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo runs a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo runs a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Clifford exited last weekend’s 23-20 loss at No. 2 Iowa in the second quarter with Penn State leading, 17-3. On Clifford’s final play, he took a hard hit to the midsection from Hawkeyes linebacker Jack Campbell while throwing a third-down incompletion.

Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson hauls in a pass at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson hauls in a pass at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

At the time, Clifford was 15 of 25 for 146 yards and two interceptions, and he had rushed three times for 36 yards and a touchdown. Despite the two interceptions, including one on Penn State’s first play from scrimmage, Clifford was playing well, and he wasn’t letting the mistakes snowball into a disaster.

Penn State safety Keaton Ellis deflects a pass during a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State safety Keaton Ellis deflects a pass during a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

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Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich throw during a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich throw during a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Roberson, playing his first meaningful action for the Nittany Lions, struggled in relief. The redshirt sophomore was 7 of 21 for 34 yards with two interceptions. He showcased some athleticism with 10 carries for 27 yards, including a long run of 10 yards. But the Penn State offense was disconnected and committed a number of pre-snap penalties.

Penn State quarterback Ta'Quan Roberson prepares to run a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State quarterback Ta'Quan Roberson prepares to run a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Veilleux, who enrolled in January, is the only other scholarship quarterback on the roster.

Penn State linebacker Curtis Jacobs runs a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State linebacker Curtis Jacobs runs a drill at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

“Ta’Quan and Veilleux have both been splitting reps so far in practice this week,” Franklin said. “They’ve done well. But nothing’s been decided or determined at this point.”

Penn State quarterbacks Ta'Quan Roberson and Christian Veilleux throw downfield at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State quarterbacks Ta'Quan Roberson and Christian Veilleux throw downfield at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Franklin typically keeps injuries close to the vest, and it figures to be no different with Clifford.

Penn State head coach James Franklin watches practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State head coach James Franklin watches practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Penn State’s bye week comes at a fortunate time ahead of the Illinois game and with a matchup at No. 6 Ohio State looming Oct. 30. It gives Clifford time to potentially get healthy and for the Nittany Lions to potentially make any adjustments they might need to make.

Penn State head coach James Franklin watches practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State head coach James Franklin watches practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

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Penn State offensive line coach Phil Trautwein talks with offensive lineman Nick Dawkins at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State offensive line coach Phil Trautwein talks with offensive lineman Nick Dawkins at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

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Penn State quarterback Ta'Quan Roberson throws downfield at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State quarterback Ta'Quan Roberson throws downfield at practice on Oct. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

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James Franklin provides update on Sean Clifford’s status

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James Franklin provides update on Sean Clifford’s status