James Franklin

The Penn State Nittany Lions are in search of a new starting quarterback this fall after the departure of Sean Clifford. But as Drew Allar and Beau Pribul compete for the job, head coach James Franklin has made it clear that he’s not rushing any decisions.

“Obviously the sooner the better. But we’re not going to rush any of these decisions at any of these positions. We grade everything and every practice, so all the data will be there. Obviously, you’re going to trust your gut and your instincts on those things, as well, but you have the data to back it up. But I think at any of these positions, the sooner the better,” Franklin said according to On3.

“It’s probably magnified at the quarterback position because you don’t rotate and play the same type of way that you do at some other positions. But it’ll be, obviously, watching how they move the offense. The confidence that their teammates have in them and then obviously a lot of the data and analytics go into it as well to make sure that what your gut is telling you aligns with what the numbers say.”

We’ll have to see how this plays out and which player ultimately wins the starting job.