The depth chart for the Ohio State game has been released, and at least one of the week’s questions has been put to rest. Matt McGloin, the former walk on from Scranton, has been named the Penn State starting quarterback. The official press release by Penn State lists McGloin above Rob Bolden, without the qualifying "OR" that was seen at the beginning of the year.
McGloin finished the Minnesota game three weeks ago, then played the entire Michigan game two weeks ago. Bolden returned to start the Northwestern game last week, but was pulled after a big hit. McGloin took over and led the team to a victory that included five straight touchdown drives.
The debate continues to rage as to who gives Penn State the best chance to win against the dangerous Buckeyes of Ohio State. Rob Bolden is seen as the future of this Penn State team, the more highly-skilled, highly-touted quarterback with the better promise over the next few years. However, there is no denying what McGloin has done over the past couple of weeks. He brings the indefinable "IT" factor, along with a confidence that hasn’t been seen since Daryl Clark and Michael Robinson were under center.
The remainder of the depth chart remains relatively unchanged.