The man who will coach Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin this season has a pretty good track record when it comes to offense. Bill O’Brien was in charge of calling plays for Tom Brady and the Patriots last season. As you might expect, McGloin is excited to be able to learn from the man who coached one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He may even be a little too amped.
“I’m definitely excited,” McGloin said according to the Philadelphia Daily News. “I don’t think we’re too far apart, Tom Brady and myself. But sure, we’ve watched him a lot over the spring and summer. I mean, who better to try and learn from than him? Hopefully, we’ll have some type of success like they did. But you can’t expect to go out and be the same as the New England Patriots.”
McGloin finished the season last year with 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He said the offense O’Brien runs is the one he has “always dreamed of playing in.” Typically we would say comparing himself to Brady is dumb whether he’s joking or not (and I’m sure he was), but can it really get any worse at Penn State?
The Penn State community will take any ridiculous comments they can get if it means taking the attention away from talk about whether or not their punishment was harsh enough and other schools recruiting their players. There’s nothing wrong with aiming high — especially when your program is in shambles for things that were outside your control.
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