Penn State QB race starts Monday, though O'Brien says he won't name starter by end of spring

Published March 17, 2013

| Associated Press

The quarterback race at Penn State begins Monday, though coach Bill O'Brien says he won't name a starter by the time spring practice ends in a month.

O'Brien said Sunday that Steven Bench and Tyler Fergson will split the reps in spring ball. They'll be evaluated at spring's end, though O'Brien doesn't expect to settle on a starter until during training camp in August.

The Nittany Lions are looking for a replacement for record-setting starter Matt McGloin. The senior helped guide Penn State to a better-than-expected 8-4 record in his one and only season with O'Brien.

Bench served as McGloin's backup as a freshman last season but played sparingly. Ferguson is a junior college transfer from California.

Prized recruit Christian Hackenberg also arrives at Penn State this summer.

URL

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/03/17/penn-state-qb-race-starts-monday-though-obrien-says-wont-name-starter-by-end/