Over at maizenbrew.com, Maize n Brew Dave serves up the down and dirty on Matt McGloin, PSU's presumptive starting QB on Saturday night. Some highlights:
McGloin was a lightly recruited quarterback prospect out of Scranton, PA, who doesn't appear to have ever been offered a Division One scholarship (Scout/Rivals). But, according to the Scout profile, he can rock the white boy headband. Despite being a Pennsylvania All-State selection, McGloin never garnered a star on either service as a part of the Penn State 2008 class.
McGloin will be starting on Saturday in appears to have a little of the Rex Grossman "*&% It, I'm Going Deep" mentality. Apparently supremely confident in his abilities, McGloin loves chucking the ball downfield, so Michigan will have to expect the deep ball. Well thrown or not.
Besides me, who else is filled with dread every time an opposing quarterback chucks the ball downfield? All of you? That's what I thought. The final analysis probably sums up how we should view this:
McGloin appears to be cut from the Nick Sheridan mold. Not very fast. Not very tall. Not a lot of arm strength. But he makes up for it all with moxie! But before we get ahead of ourselves remember one thing, Nick Sheridan won a game or two as a starting quarterback. Michigan would be well advised to take this quarterback, walk-on or otherwise, seriously. [Emphasis added]
That said, I was in attendance at Beaver Stadium when this happened:
And it was glorious.
Besides me, who else thinks this could very well happen again, but with this guy as the perpetrator?