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James Franklin Addresses Penn State Quarterback Battle

A solo shot of Penn State coach James Franklin.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions reacts against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Beaver Stadium on November 24, 2018 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

College football is just about ready to begin, yet Penn State still hasn't name its starting quarterback. Sean Clifford and Will Levis have battled for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart since the spring.

The era of Trace McSorley has come to an end in Happy Valley, opening the door for Clifford and Levis. Tommy Stevens was expected to be the starter for Penn State, but he transferred to Mississippi State.

James Franklin will either have to choose the more experienced option in Clifford or the redshirt freshman in Levis.

Although the majority of first-team reps in preseason camp went to Clifford, the Nittany Lions haven't named their starting quarterback for the season opener.

Surprisingly enough, Franklin said the coaching staff hasn't even discussed who they'll name the starter yet.

From The Morning Call

"We haven't even talked about it. Honestly. Swear to God," Franklin said after practice, raising his right hand. "We haven't even discussed it at this point."

"We’re obviously getting close to that, but we haven’t had a discussion yet on quarterback — or really on any position when it comes to depth charts and rotations and stuff like that."

Franklin doesn't have much time to make his decision. However, all signs point to Clifford being named the starter for Week 1.

Penn State hosts Idaho to open the season.