Penn State, Matt McGloin is Your Quarterback, Accept That Already!


I’m a firm believer that when you say you have two #1 quarterbacks, you really have none. And the Penn St. Nittany Lions claim they have two number ones, even though it’s PAINFULLY obvious they have a clear cut #1 and clear cut #2. Matt McGloin IS your QB1, Rob Bolden is your QB2.

Whether you admit it or not.

Fresh off their historical win at Northwestern, where McGloin was a very efficient 17-26 for 192 yards, 2 TDs and no picks, Joe Paterno had this to say:

“No, no they’ll be days when Bolden will play, you guys- we won the game WE WON THE GAME!”

So is Matt McGloin the starting QB?

“Who knows? You guys are the experts,” he responded.

Thanks! I try…..

JoePa was his usual jokester, fun-loving self at that media session. And he should be, he tied Grambling legend Eddie Robinson for most all-time victories with that win in Evanston.

McGloin is now 90 of 146 on the year for 1,095 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT. Bolden is 44 for 98, 526 yards, 1 TD 4 INT. Pretty obvious huh?

You would think so. Bolden has been starting the past few weeks with McGloin alternating drives. And it’s expected that Bolden will start again.

“Joe felt like he started out pretty hot and didn’t want to ruin the continuity of what we were doing,” Offensive coordinator Jay Paterno said.

So Bolden is still going to get his QB1 reps?

“Yes, he’s still going to play,” Paterno the Younger said.

But McGloin’s not necessarily the starting quarterback, even though he really looks like one.

“Correct. we’re going to conintue to compete and go from there,” the younger Paterno answered.

“It’s just laughable now, everyone makes such a big deal about it,” McGloin said of the QB controversy.

“I’ve been battling since I got here, you just go in and play your game, if you play well you do. if you don’t you don’t.”

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