Saturday, August 17, 2013
PSU Training Days: Selecting a QB
By Josh Moyer
"May the best man win."
That's all offensive guard John Urschel had to say when asked about Penn State's quarterback race. And it's a tight one right now between first-year signal-callers Tyler Ferguson and Christian Hackenberg.
That's the big battle this preseason, the competition that all eyes are on right now. Head coach Bill O'Brien is "pretty close" to naming a starter, and it's a decision all of Happy Valley is eager to hear.
Early in training camp, when the freshmen practice at 7:30 p.m., even the upperclassmen returned to the field to watch Hackenberg throw some footballs.
"The biggest storyline of this team, I would say, got to be our quarterback situation," assistant coach Stan Hixon said.
ESPN took a closer look at the QB battle and how O'Brien is preparing the two as part of "ESPN All Access: Penn State Training Days." The behind-the-scenes program will culminate in a one-hour special at 7 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. And a five-part series consisting of 30-minute specials will also air on ESPNU starting 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Clips such as this will preview the program and will run up until Tuesday.