Position breakdown: Quarterback 

August, 21, 2012
Each day for the next week NittanyNation will take a look at a different position and break it down. Today it's quarterback.

It seems like a lifetime since Penn State had a clear-cut No. 1 here. But Bill O'Brien anointed Matt McGloin the starter in early June and -- with Rob Bolden's transfer to LSU -- any possible controversy has been shelved for good.

McGloin has played in 21 games since his redshirt sophomore season and has the potential to go down as one of Penn State's most memorable signal-callers. Not only did he fight through the depth chart as a preferred walk-on, but he's quietly crawled to No. 13 in the record books for career passing yardage (3,119 yards). He'll be No. 2 -- behind Zack Mills -- if he throws for 2,751 yards this season.