Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien announced Friday that senior Matt McGloin will be the starting quarterback when the 2012 season begins.
McGloin, a former walk-on, started 10 games in the past two seasons but has taken most of the snaps during that time. He won the job in the spring thanks to his consistency according to coach O’Brien. McGloin competed with sophomore Paul Jones and junior Rob Bolden for the starting gig. As a junior last season, he threw for 1571 yards while completing 54.1% of his passes. He threw for eight touchdowns and five interceptions on the year.
O’Brien said that Jones will work as McGloin’s backup entering the Fall and that Rob Bolden would be the third-string quarterback. Jones has been academically ineligible for the past two seasons. Bolden, who started the teams past two season openers, started in the Nittany Lions’ bowl game in January, a 30-14 thumping at the hands of the Houston Cougars.
While the Penn State fan base (and myself) were clamor...