About to embark on his first season in Happy Valley, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is more than prepared to make some changes. He touched on some of these subjects in his recent press conference.
For the full transcript of the press conference, click here.
After a disastrous season for the quarterbacks on the Nittany Lions, O'Brien says it's an open competition.
"I'll start with the Penn State quarterback situation. I really like these guys. We're basically working with three guys there. We have Matt McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones. We'll mix and match their reps. Each guy will get a chance to rep with the first team. I haven't really watched a lot of Penn State's offense from the past couple years. That's something that I really wanted to do was start with a clean slate with these guys and just evaluate them and the winter conditioning and now into spring practice. And to this point I've been very pleased with these guys. They're competitive guys, they're smart guys. They really want to be coached. They want to be good. And we'll start evaluating them on the football field this afternoon."
O'Brien did mention he will be calling the offensive plays which comes as no surprise considering his background.
He then went on to speak about the fact he didn't look at tape from last season's team.
"One of the things I wanted to do when I got here was again start with a clean slate with these guys. I didn't want to make any judgments on what they did on the football field, especially offensively, with not really knowing what they were doing scheme wise offensively, you know, and not really knowing how they were coaching it and all those different things. I just wanted to start evaluating them in the winter conditioning and then now in spring practice. I wanted to start my evaluation then."
It will undoubtedly be a new chapter for the Penn State fans and players alike with O'Brien at the helm.