first_img Clifford has more experience with the Nittany Lions, which that could help him win the position battle. He’s viewed as the strong favorite in the race.On the flip side, Levis is pushing hard to win the starting job this offseason. In order to do so, he knows that he’ll have to show great leadership on and off the field.StateCollege.com interviewed the lesser-known Penn State QB about the position battle with Clifford, who is a good friend of his:“Sean and I are really good friends. No competition ever gets in the way of friendships like that. Coach Rahne brought it up, telling us that when Trace and Tommy were competing for the starting job, you want there to be a competition on the field, but it has to be different when you are in meetings and off the field.“Every day we come out for workouts and make sure we take the leadership roles — not only pushing ourselves, but the people around us too. We need to be accountable for our actions and those of others, since we know that as a quarterback we are the leaders of the team. We need to make sure everyone is approaching workouts with the right mentality.”We’ll find out which quarterback wins the starting job soon enough.Penn State opens the season against Idaho on August 31.[StateCollege.com] James Franklin running onto the field.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)With the upcoming season of college football approaching very soon, Penn State has roughly one month to figure out its dilemma at quarterback. The coaching staff has two solid options available, but James Franklin has avoided giving an indication as to which player will earn the starting job.The Nittany Lions will have a new leader under center for this season. Former Penn State legend Trace McSorley is now in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens.Penn State expected Tommy Stevens to replace McSorley, but after missing time due to injury this spring, he decided to transfer to Mississippi State.Once Stevens entered the NCAA transfer portal, the door opened for Sean Clifford and Will Levis to win the starting job. Both took first team reps in the spring session.last_img

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