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Penn State To Pick Starting Quarterback Soon

Penn State's football team recently has lacked a regular starting quarterback, instead splitting time between Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden. But new head coach Bill O'Brien seems poised to pick a starter soon. As in, this month.

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"You can’t waste time, in my opinion, with a quarterback battle during training camp," O’Brien said before speaking, along with three other coaches, to almost 400 Penn State alumni last night at the Omni William Penn Hotel. "We’re not a wishy-washy place. We’ve got to make decisions and some people aren’t going to be happy with the decisions, but that’s our job. It’s about the team, and we’re doing what’s best for the team."

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Later in the piece, O'Brien makes it sound like the selection might be changed later, and if Penn State's quarterbacks play as they have in the past two years, that could mean things won't be functionally different than they were. We'll see.

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The competition is between Matt McGloin, Paul Jones and Rob Bolden. McGloin probably has the inside track, but watch out for Jones, who returns to the team this season after struggling with academic problems.

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