You can all take this for what it's worth, however, this is from someone I trust:
-Extension is in place. Clark will not announce it during the season for fear of people not attending games at the end of the season. Fan backlash during off-season has far less of an impact. Expect it around early February to be announced is what I was told.
-Clark will demand a first round QB be taken in April. He thinks that if Pioli takes one, public opinion will improve and the fanbase will return. Doesn't think this is the fans v. Pioli but the fans v. the quarterback position.
-Clark will be more involved in the entire football operation moving forward.
Again, this guy has given me a lot of really great info, and also some things that haven't panned out, but he's been on more often than he's not.