Clifford 'Doing Everything He Possibly Can to Get Back' Per James Franklin

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Roar Lions Roar 13 October, 2021 - 06:05pm

James Franklin provided an update on starting quarterback, Sean Clifford, during his weekly press availability after practice on Wednesday.

The good news is that it doesn't sound like the injury will keep Clifford out for an extended period of time. This was generally assumed when the senior was seen throwing a football and moving around normally on the sideline against Iowa, but the update from Franklin cements the idea that the undisclosed injury doesn't appear to be one that will end his season at this point.

Clifford has been outstanding to begin the 2021 season, throwing for 1,482 yards and completing 66.3% of his passes through a little less than five and a half games. His grasp of the offense and his decision-making have been thoroughly impressive and the Nittany Lions are capable of beating anyone when he is on the field.

The smart money is likely on backup Ta'Quan Roberson drawing the start against Illinois given how poorly the Illini have played and the fact that a trip to Columbus to face Ohio State looms a week later. Franklin and the coaching staff will want to give Clifford as long as they can to heal up as much as he can before the biggest game of the season.

It was a welcomed and positive update from Franklin, especially after the disappointing news that defensive tackle PJ Mustipher is done for the season with what appeared, at the time, to be a lower leg injury.

Roar Lions Roar will continue to keep you updated on Clifford's status as more information becomes available.

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Clifford 'Doing Everything He Possibly Can to Get Back' Per James Franklin

Onward State 13 October, 2021 - 09:30pm

James Franklin provided an update on starting quarterback, Sean Clifford, during his weekly press availability after practice on Wednesday.

The good news is that it doesn't sound like the injury will keep Clifford out for an extended period of time. This was generally assumed when the senior was seen throwing a football and moving around normally on the sideline against Iowa, but the update from Franklin cements the idea that the undisclosed injury doesn't appear to be one that will end his season at this point.

Clifford has been outstanding to begin the 2021 season, throwing for 1,482 yards and completing 66.3% of his passes through a little less than five and a half games. His grasp of the offense and his decision-making have been thoroughly impressive and the Nittany Lions are capable of beating anyone when he is on the field.

The smart money is likely on backup Ta'Quan Roberson drawing the start against Illinois given how poorly the Illini have played and the fact that a trip to Columbus to face Ohio State looms a week later. Franklin and the coaching staff will want to give Clifford as long as they can to heal up as much as he can before the biggest game of the season.

It was a welcomed and positive update from Franklin, especially after the disappointing news that defensive tackle PJ Mustipher is done for the season with what appeared, at the time, to be a lower leg injury.

Roar Lions Roar will continue to keep you updated on Clifford's status as more information becomes available.

Fresh cotton and other wares at the Roar Lions Roar Store.

Roar Lions Roar is where Penn State fans gather. As an independent site, we're committed to delivering Nittany Lions fans the news and analysis they deserve, all while remaining free.

Support our work by purchasing one of our t-shirts.

James Franklin provides update on Sean Clifford’s status

Yahoo Sports 13 October, 2021 - 05:55pm

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Penn State head coach James Franklin isn’t typically known to share much information regarding injuries, so there has been no confirmation on what Clifford’s specific injury was that led to him coming out of the game against Iowa before halftime. And, on Wednesday, Franklin still was reluctant to show his hand on who will play quarterback the next time Penn State plays a game.

But, Franklin hasn’t ruled out Clifford being the one leading the offense.

“Nothing has been decided or determined,” Franklin said regarding the status of Clifford ahead of Penn State’s next game in two weekends. “He’s doing everything he possibly can to get back as soon as he possibly can and go from there. What he’s dealing with is not uncommon with the QB position.”

Clifford left Penn State’s game against Iowa after his final drive of the game in the second quarter led to the Nittany Lions taking a 17-3 lead at Iowa. Penn State’s offense was not the same since his departure, leading to a 23-20 setback on the road.

— Logan Reever (@loganreever) October 9, 2021

The bye week comes at a good time for Penn State, as it allows Clifford more time to work on returning as quickly as he can. In the meantime, Penn State is using the opportunity to give more significant reps to TaQuan Roberson, who stepped in to replace the injured Clifford against Iowa, and Christian Veilleux.

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James Franklin provides update on Sean Clifford’s status

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Penn State head coach James Franklin isn’t typically known to share much information regarding injuries, so there has been no confirmation on what Clifford’s specific injury was that led to him coming out of the game against Iowa before halftime. And, on Wednesday, Franklin still was reluctant to show his hand on who will play quarterback the next time Penn State plays a game.

But, Franklin hasn’t ruled out Clifford being the one leading the offense.

“Nothing has been decided or determined,” Franklin said regarding the status of Clifford ahead of Penn State’s next game in two weekends. “He’s doing everything he possibly can to get back as soon as he possibly can and go from there. What he’s dealing with is not uncommon with the QB position.”

Clifford left Penn State’s game against Iowa after his final drive of the game in the second quarter led to the Nittany Lions taking a 17-3 lead at Iowa. Penn State’s offense was not the same since his departure, leading to a 23-20 setback on the road.

— Logan Reever (@loganreever) October 9, 2021

The bye week comes at a good time for Penn State, as it allows Clifford more time to work on returning as quickly as he can. In the meantime, Penn State is using the opportunity to give more significant reps to TaQuan Roberson, who stepped in to replace the injured Clifford against Iowa, and Christian Veilleux.

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Penn State's James Franklin doubles down on Iowa fans booing injured players

247Sports 13 October, 2021 - 01:18pm

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James Franklin took some notes ahead of Wednesday's weekly press conference because the Penn State coach knew the question was coming. There was a brouhaha during Penn State's 23-20 loss to No. 3 Iowa on Saturday where Hawkeye fans were booing injured Penn State players. Even the Iowa sideline grew frustrated with numerous Penn State defensive players falling to the ground when the Hawkeyes had the ball — the implication being that they felt the players were faking or exaggerating injuries to try to stop Iowa's momentum. Franklin denounced those claims in the postgame press conference.

"First of all, I would ask anybody that's listening to take your Penn State hat off or take your Iowa hat off and I'm just going to talk in what I believe and what I think, from a strategy standpoint, from a common-sense perspective, from, what's good for college football in my opinion," Franklin said. "So how does this strategy makes sense against a huddle team? People use this strategy to slow people down. Spread offenses tempo offenses. They (Iowa) huddle. So that strategy did not make sense in this situation. And in our six years of playing them. Six years straight, 4-2 as our record, has that ever shown up? Has anybody seen that in my eight years as a head coach has that showed up at Penn State, in my 12 years as a head coach has that showed up? It has not shown up.

"Plus our defense is playing lights out. Our defense is playing great. We turn the ball over to start the game, inside the 5-yard line and hold them to a field goal. So again, go, go back and check it. I got tremendous respect for the University of Iowa. Got tremendous respect for their fans. It was a hell of a game in a tough environment. Not making excuses. I'm just stating how I see the facts, take, take your fan hats off. I want to Penn State fans to take their hats off."

One of the players that went down with an injury was star defensive tackle PJ Mustipher. Franklin announced Wednesday that Mustipher will miss the rest of the season.

"Now let's talk about injuries," Franklin said. "Put yourself in the shoes of a parent. Your son is down on the field for an injury and the stadium is booing them. I just told you PJ Mustipher is done for the year and we're booing. Is that good for college football? Now, again from a strategy standpoint, would it be, would it be strategic, for us to tell PJ Mustipher to go down and fake an injury, one of our best players, one of our starters, one of our captains. Does that make sense? If you're gonna do it, you wouldn’t do it with your starter, your captain. Alright, let's talk about his backup D'Von Ellies who also got booed. So when it makes sense for the backup DT to send him out for a play? I don't think so.

"AK (Arnold Ebiketie) may be our best defensive player, and his probably looked the worst. He went down. Maybe it's because he plays so hard and he was cramping. But am I gonna tell AK to go down and not play a play on defense. Does that make any sense? Jaquan Brisker, he went down twice against Wisconsin, they did not boo him. Sean Clifford, did we want him to go down and not returning to the game? Devyn Ford, our starting tailback in the game went down and did not return in the game. Did we want that to happen? John Lovett went down, did not return in the game. Jonathan Sutherland our captain. Our captain went down and did not return in the game. Are you kidding me?

"I wasn't attacking the University of Iowa. I'm trying to protect college football. I don't think that's the right thing for our game. So I know that was a long answer, but I got people coming into me all day, showing me things and things like that I got tremendous respect for their program for their head coach who has been doing it a long time, but I felt like after the game I had to say something, because when I got my starting defensive tackle PJ Mustipher down on the field and he can't play for the rest of the season. That's my captain and they're booing him. I don't think anybody would feel good about that. We had a number of guys go out of the game and never came back."

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz had his chance to respond to those claims on Tuesday's press conference.

"Football's a hard, competitive, tough game and fans are into it — just like everybody else is into it," Ferentz said. "First of all, I know a couple of players were legitimately hurt. I know that. I saw one sitting on the bench. ... I know he had an ice bag on his leg. Obviously, the quarterback didn't come back, so I hope those guys are well. I don't know what their status is. Nobody wants to see anybody get hurt. Nobody. But I think probably it's a reaction to the — there were a couple of guys who were down for the count and then were back a play or two later. Our fans aren't stupid. They're watching. They know what's going on.

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