When Tommy Stevens announced he was entering the transfer portal and complete his college football career outside of Penn State, it was a bit of a shock to the college football world. Even Stevens’ former teammate, Trace McSorley, was surprised by the decision.
Stevens appeared to be the next in line to take over the Penn State offense following McSorley’s departure. But head coach James Franklin didn’t want to guarantee Stevens the spot, which resulted in the redshirt senior’s decision to transfer.
After visiting a few different programs, Stevens decided to commit to Mississippi State, reuniting with former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.
Recently, McSorley joined SiriusXM to talk about Stevens’ departure from Penn State and what it means for the team moving forward.
“Now it kind of opens the door for another guy at Penn State,” McSorley said. “I’m looking forward to being able to see what either (Sean Clifford) or Will (Levis) can do, whoever wins that job.
“I know both of them work their tails off every single day and been improving and highly competitive people and both of them deserve it. Deserve the opportunity to go out and show what they can do.”
While McSorley didn’t want to see Stevens go, he has plenty of confidence in the ability of Clifford and Levis. You can hear the full clip below:
"It kind of opens the door for another guy at Penn State."
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) June 3, 2019