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Bill O'Brien Suggests More Playing Time For Paul Jones

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien named senor Matthew McGloin the Nittany Lions' starting quarterback for the fall earlier this summer, but that doesn't mean he'll play exclusively. O'Brien gave fans reason to believe they'll see Sto-Rox native Paul Jones on the field this season, too, when he talked to reporters during Penn State's media day at Beaver Stadium on Thursday, writes Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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"He’s an instinctive player, he’s a playmaker, he’s progressed and so he’ll definitely see time," O’Brien said of Jones.

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Jones was listed as Penn State's second-stringer when O'Brien released the team's initial depth chart in June. Former starter Rob Bolden was listed as the No. 3 quarterback, but he has since transferred to LSU in the wake of NCAA sanctions that allow Lions players to transfer to any school and play immediately.

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With Bolden gone, it looks like Jones will finally get his shot at significant playing time in his third season wearing blue and white.

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