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Matt McGloin takes a lot of heat from Penn State fans—the majority of which is undeserving.
Sure he won't be challenging for a Heisman Trophy, and yes, there are flaws in his game, but it's about time that Penn State fans get behind their starting quarterback.
McGloin has dealt with adversity his entire career. The walk-on has fought and earned every bit of playing time that he has gotten, and has achieved considerable success despite never having the chance to be the full-time starter.
Bill O'Brien is giving him that chance.
You would think the fans might get behind a success story like this, but instead, they always seem to focus on the negatives. He's too cocky. He takes too many chances. He doesn't have a strong enough arm.
Bottom line is that McGloin has thrown for 3,119 yards over his last two seasons to go along with 22 TDs and 14 INT. He's compiled a 12-4 record in regular season games in which he has been the main quarterback. Yet, he's never had the full support of the coaching staff, fanbase, or alumni.
Penn State can contend for the Big Ten title with McGloin at the helm. You just wouldn't know it by the lack of support he gets from the Nittany Lion fanbase. That needs to change in 2012.