Penn State quarterback excited to work with O'Brien

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A smiling Matt McGloin’s eyes lit up when asked about new Penn State coach Bill O’Brien’s star pupil at his other job.

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin met with new coach Bill O'Brien for the first time Sunday. O'Brien helped New England's Tom Brady have his best year.  FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin met with new coach Bill O'Brien for the first time Sunday. O'Brien helped New England's Tom Brady have his best year.

After finishing up his duties as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach of the New England Patriots through the NFL postseason, O’Brien will leave Tom Brady, and join McGloin full-time in Happy Valley.

O’Brien’s second day as Penn State’s new leader included a standing ovation after being introduced at a basketball game, and his first meeting with McGloin and his new players.

So, it’s now time for McGloin, the Nittany Lions starting quarterback, to start studying up on film of Brady, the Patriots’ standout signal-caller.

“That’s it right there. That’s enough … It couldn’t get any better,” McGloin said Sunday when asked how much it would help to be coached by someone who tutored Brady.

What else did McGloin like about the New England offense?

“I don’t know, that Brady threw for like 5,000 yards,” McGloin said with a chuckle.

That’s 5,235 yards to be exact. And Brady isn’t done. In fact, O’Brien was scheduled to fly back to Massachusetts on Sunday night to help Brady and the Patriots prepare for the Denver Broncos.

GEORGIA: The Bulldogs had a busy off-season of transfers last year and now it has its first in 2012.

The school confirmed Saturday night that cornerback Jordan Love has been granted a release to transfer.

Love started one game and had 12 tackles in eight games this past season, with one pass breakup and one forced fumble. He had nine tackles in 2010.


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