PSU announced today that McGloin will be the starter, Jones the #2, and Bolden slides to #3. Let the QB carousel roll at PSU.
But then recall him SHREDDING our D 20 months ago....oh hell, I am laughing again
Laughing at McGloin or a defense coached by Gerg?
it will still be too soon to laugh at that game, except in a last-string-of-sanity-has-been-snapped sort of way. I might have laughed that way during the game at a certain point.
It was, in the words of Graham Greene, "a night impossible to deepen." At least until Wisconsin deepened it by successfully running the ball on 72 straight plays.
seasons had a straw that broke the camel's back. The first Toledo, the second Illinois, the third Penn State. I think the Penn State straw was the final straw for Rich.
So, depending on how you look at it, that game was the beginning of a resurrection.
Had RR beaten Penn State that night, he might still be here. Losing to Penn State and making McGloin look like Montanna was the end for RR.
At that point I went from still seeing 2010 as a promising season to thinking, "WTF is going on?" It was one thing to get shredded by Cousins and Stanzi, but facing a walk-on making his first start, I really thought we'd start to see the D turn the corner. Wow was I off on that one.
i will never be able to laugh at that game either. it caused irreparable liver damage.
Penn State and McGloin were just inept the rest of the year.
I don't know that it is accurate to refer to what he did as "shredding" our defense. I mean, our defense just kind of opened up the flood gates and let everyone and everything through at their leisure. So basically there was nothing to shred.
Why would they announce this on June 1st?
So we can all play Rob Bolden transfer Bingo during the summer.
So that the whole team and fanbase know who is number one. There has been lots of debate/drama surrounding the PSU QB's the last couple of years. It might be nice to have a solid number one and move on to other issues.
"The sun is hot."
Did anyone expect anything else?
I was hoping that McGimli would have gotten a shot here.
In my book, you just won the Internet today. Well played, Moe!
is basically a litmus test for underlying nerdiness. I passed. Or failed, depending on how you look at it. +1.
I wish I got this, it seems hilarious.
McDwalin, perhaps? Ring any bells?
drat and here i was hoping for Paul Jones to start because the two we have seen are so bad that it's time to give the third guy a try.
Penn State will need either Venuto or McGregor in the mix to round out their starting rotation, and if you ask me, they should have put at least one leftie in there to mix it up a little bit.
This doesn't totally surprise me - their QB situation is bad, but at least last year, McGloin was the most productive statistically. Having a freshman as the #2 over Bolden might be a telling indictment on how well Bolden fits into the new regime, I am willing to bet.
Jones is a third year player (although has never seen the field).
http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/503333/paul-jones - it does list him as a freshman, but of course, the linked article says he was academically ineligible for the first two years of his college career. I liked what it said in the article at least, that Jones had "an air of mystery" about him....
It sucks that we won't get an opportunity to exact revenge on him. Our loss to them in '10 really left a bad taste in my mouth.
McGloin will hand the ball to Silas Redd 28 times per game anyways so, not the biggest surprise in seeing that the guy with the most starting exp is named number one.
This is pretty much like being announced as the starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs on opening day...
Do we ever play Penn State again? I forgot they were in the Big Ten for a minute.
As I recall, we play them in 2013 and 2014, and then after that, who knows?
Hopefully, we at least have permanent settlements on the Moon by then. Actually, if superconferences pan out, the Moon might be in the Big Ten...
Based on location, I'd say the Big East.
The Moon will agree to join the Big East, but it will renege a year later when it gets an invitation from the Big XII. The Big East will then attempt to invite Cygnus OB2-12, only to discover that it died 3000 years ago.
I remember laughing my ass off at the ms paint of the "Three headed penn state quarterback monster" when we played them in 2010 right before halloween. Then they put 41 on us and I stopped laughing.
I think Penn State fans are already lookiing forward to Christian Hackenberg.
That Bolden didn't transfer. He's #3 now, and when he did play he looked utterly inept to being playing QB at the BCS level. He couldn't even move the ball on Houstons defense. I think he would be better suited at an FCS school. As for McGloin he has progressed as a QB, but I feel like Penn St. will have trouble moving the ball against good defenses. Their QB situation has to be one of the worst in the Big 10.
Didn't PSU refuse to grant his release?
Seriously McGloin couldn't hit the wide side of a barn last yr.....heck alabama quit playing pass defense by the end of the 1st half..........Watching that game they had a defender just let a wr go and come up, sure enough mcgloin throws the short pass and so far off the wr got decked and the te was down field by himself...............
I'll be shocked if they can complete passes beyond 20yds of the qb, forget los!
The last loss to PSU was all my fault.
I spent the entire first half of the CIL live blog submitting "McGroin!" before EVERY PSU snap.
I have seen. If they send me to hell I would rather watch us lose to Appy State there than to McGloin and PSU.
It's a bad night when you watch your teams defense makes a subpar walk on qb look like a heisman contender.
And the fact that it was a night game on national television made it all the more painful.
And the pièce de résistance was the fake field goal that we surrendered to ice the game. Fourth and short, and they send out their inaccurate kicker to attempt a long field goal. Hey GERG, think it might be a fake?
Until Christian Hackenberg arrives on campus, being the starting QB at Penn State is like being the smartest kid with down syndrome.
Downs jokes. Real high brow stuff 'round here these days.
How do you announce a starting QB in the middle of the summer?
You're not supposed to have contact, what could you've seen this week that you didn't see/know the week after spring practice?
And how do the coaches tell him that he'll start? Does he just find out from the media like everyone else?