Posted June 01, 2012

Penn State names Matt McGloin starting quarterback

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New Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien has settled on senior Matt McGloin as his starting quarterback, according to a tweet from assistant athletic director Jeff Nelson.

O’Brien had promised to choose a starter by the end of May. McGloin, a former walk-on, and junior Rob Bolden have battled for the starting position over the past two seasons.

Bolden in 2010 became the first true freshman to start a season opener at quarterback under late Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. But after he suffered a concussion in October, McGloin took over. Last season, Bolden again began the year as the starter before giving way to McGloin.

This offseason, Bolden considered transferring but ultimately decided to stay with the Nittany Lions.

Penn State opens its season at home on Sept. 1 against Ohio University.