Catching up with Pat Devlin
So Pat Devlin has been gone for a while now, how that will impact the Lions isn’t known yet. It’s safe to say that we hope we’ll never know. Either way, Devlin’s move to Delaware was something that you couldn’t really blame him for. He would graduate from Penn State never having started but having had the talent and skill to have played with many Quarterbacks across the nation. So all in all I can’t blame him for transferring, in a sense I would want him too. He deserves the chance to showcase his skills, and playing at Delaware a very solid Sub Division team he’ll get to do just that. (Think of Delaware as a Georgia type team, always solid, and usual in the National Title hunt at some point in the season)
So Pat had his first game this weekend and he did how you would expect him to, he played great. He went 12 of 15 for 227 yards and 2 TDs and 1 Rushing TD. Ironically like Penn State, Delaware didn’t score again in the second half and Devlin left the game with 35 point lead at half. For as unhappy Penn Staters may have been to see him go the Delaware faithful were just as excited. TSN ran an article on Devlin and you practically had to wipe the drool off the pages.
“Since Devlin announced last winter that he was transferring from Penn State for the opportunity to compete for the Blue Hen’s starting quarterback job, coaches, school officials and fans alike have been drooling for glimpses of this Downingtown, PA. phenom.
“I’ve probably not been asked as much about a player as much as I’ve been asked about Pat,” Delaware coach K.C. Keeler said. “Every where I would go people were asking about him and he hadn’t even thrown a pass yet.”
It was like a public relations heist when this local golden boy began displaying his genuine charm around campus. There was little doubt when Devlin played in the Delaware spring game, with ex-Blue Hen passing greats Rich Gannon, Scott Brunner and Joe Flacco giving their approval from the sidelines, that this latest transfer could make huge impact on a beleaguered program that suffered through its worst season ever (4-8) in 2008.”
All in all, things seem to be going well for Pat and we can only hope the best for him.