October 28, 2010

Mac Attack: McGloin will start vs Michigan (updated)

Matt McGloin release
Go get'em, Matt!
(Photo: Mike/LBU)
From the mouth of Joe Paterno:
"We're going to go with Mac to start with," Paterno said. "There's an outside chance Bolden will go. Mac is a good enough quarterback. He'll get the job done."
Give me a few minutes, and I'll have more.

Ok, now that I've collected some thoughts on this...

I feel good about it. McGloin looked better than 90 percent of the other 120 backup quarterbacks in major college football, especially coming off of no first team preparation/reps the week before, or any point this season. McGloin looks the part of the traditional pre-2005 Penn State quarterback: Smart, Patient, Safe. Think John Shafer.

But don't count out Rob Bolden here. There was some disagreement between Joe and Jay this week about how hurt Bolden actually was. Also, he passed his concussion test yesterday. McGloin may start, but Bolden could play.

This is not a knock on Kevin Newsome. I really like that kid. He is a good quarterback, but there would have been more anxiety in my gut right now if he was named the starter for Saturday.

That's about it for now.

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