Penn State Spring Football: Bill O'Brien Calls For Open QB Competition

Monday, Bill O'Brien held his first post-practice press conference as Penn St. Nittany Lions coach, only the second full-time head coach to do such a thing in Happy Valley since 1966. Maybe even ever, since I have no idea how worked up the Pennsylvania media got about Penn State football in March of 1965.

First things first, let's talk quarterbacks. O'Brien said it could be all the way until the end of August until the "competition" (his preferred term) is settled, with Rob Bolden, Matthew McGloin and Paul Jones in the running. And all of that ignores the possibility of bringing in Danny O'Brien, who visited Penn State last week.

B.O'B. says he'll call the offense, and Ted Roof will look to modernize Penn State's traditional defensive look somewhat. It's a formula that's worked for quite literally decades, though, so don't expect the PSU defense to start looking anything like the defense at O'Brien's last stop, the New England Patriots.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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