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Penn State Football: A Quarterback Decision is Imminent, Report Says

by on May 14, 2012 11:45 PM

Bill O’Brien is ready to name his starting quarterback.

Penn State's first-year coach told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Monday night he expects to make the decision by the end of May.

“I just think you have to have a starter and he’s going to get most of the reps,” O’Brien told the paper. “The guy I name the starter, he’s got to do a great job every day to keep his job, so that doesn’t mean he can’t get beat out, but I think that’s important for our team to know who our starting quarterback is going into camp.”

O’Brien previously said he hoped to trim the quarterback race from three to two by the start of training camp. Redshirt senior Matt McGloin, redshirt sophomore Paul Jones and junior Rob Bolden competed for the job throughout the spring, and based on April’s Blue-White Game, it looked like McGloin and Jones would have the inside track to duel in the summer.

“You can’t waste time, in my opinion, with a quarterback battle during training camp,” O’Brien said. “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.”

Also Monday, GoPSUSports.com media savant Tony Mancuso tweeted that O’Brien should release a depth chart — including the top dog at quarterback — soon.

Stay tuned.

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Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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