Penn State’s QB Matt McGloin Compares Himself To Tom Brady
As excited as Penn State players and fans are to get back to just football, they still have some serious on-field problems to solve. First and foremost, improving quarterback play is the priority, after the Nittany Lions’ 2011 season was bogged down by ineffective passers.
Insert new head coach Bill O’Brien, who had been the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots previously. O’Brien sat all of his quarterbacks down and made them watch copious amounts of Tom Brady game film in order to learn how to play the position.
Watching the Brady footage has given likely-starter Matt McGloin a great deal of confidence. He gave a particularly interesting quote to the Philadelphia Daily news recently:
“I’m definitely excited. 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.”
I don’t know that any fan would agree with that comparison, but if McGloin plays anything like Brady this upcoming season, it should be an enjoyable ride in Happy Valley.