Penn State held its TicketCity Bowl media day at Holuba Hall on Monday in advance of that Jan. 2 matchup against Houston in Dallas. All eyes were on quarterback Matthew McGloin, who was hospitalized after an altercation with teammate Curtis Drake at practice on Saturday. Below is video of his comments via Fight On State's YouTube Channel.
McGloin took full responsibility for what he called a "scuffle" with Drake, saying it shouldn't have happened and that he should have walked away from the situation. He also said his injury was a result of hitting his head on the ground when he and Drake were falling to the floor.
He told reporters that he took a concussion test on Sunday, and though he passed the "mental" part of it, he said his still has balance and vision issues that need to be resolved before he'll be cleared to continue practicing with his teammates. He expects to play in the bowl game.
Asked if he and Drake have made amends following the incident, McGloin said he was too "rough" on Sunday to do so but plans on doing so in the near future, saying he and Drake are "good friends."
McGloin dismissed concerns that the incident will hurt team chemistry, saying it happens at practice "on a regular basis."