UPDATE: PJ Mustipher Out for Season; Franklin Declines to Comment on Sean Clifford Status

Story posted October 13, 2021 in Sports, CommRadio by Zech Lambert, Jack McCune

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The one thing surrounding every Penn State fan’s mind - the health of quarterback Sean Clifford - was not addressed at the team’s practice Wednesday at Holuba Hall.

Head coach James Franklin refused to reveal if Clifford would be good to go or not for the Nittany Lions’ homecoming game against Illinois after their bye week.

If Clifford is unable to go, either Ta'Quan Roberson or Christian Veilleux will get the nod, as Franklin acknowledged both are competing in practice.

The redshirt sophomore made just seven completions on 21 attempts with two interceptions after he played the entire second half at Kinnick Stadium last Saturday.

Regardless of the quarterback situation, Franklin is excited to get back in front of the home crowd after the team’s first loss of the season.

Defensive lineman PJ Mustipher is done for the season, according to Franklin.

Mustipher, who was injured in the first half of Saturday’s game against Iowa, came back to the sideline on crutches and won’t suit back up for the Nittany Lions this year.

Mustipher ended his season with 21 tackles, three of which came for a loss and one sack.

Jack McCune is a fourth-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email jxm1237@psu.edu.

Zech Lambert is a fourth-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email zbl5146@psu.edu.

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Jack McCune

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Jack McCune is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism from Yardley, Pennsylvania, which is outside of Philly and just across the Delaware River from New Jersey. He attended Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. He’s a huge fan of the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, Penn State football and Penn State basketball. He’s a sports anchor and multimedia reporter for the Centre County Report. He’s a Football Insider for CommRadio. His talk show, Broad Street Bros, airs Thursday nights at 5:45, as he talks about Philly and Penn State sports. He hopes to some day become a play-by-play announcer for football, basketball and/or baseball, and he is also interested in becoming a bartender.

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Zech is a senior from Northampton, Pennsylvania. He is a football insider for CommRadio. He is also a co-host on the weekly talk show Ducks on the Pond, while also doing play-by-play for CommRadio and B1G+. On top of that, Zech is a sports editor at the Daily Collegian. Over the summer, he interned with the Charlottesville Tom Sox of the Valley Baseball League doing play-by-play, among other media roles. To contact him, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also tweet him @Zech_Lambert with any random thoughts or just to have some sports banter.