What is the possibility we see more than one QB in games this year? -psualum9931
JS: This question was asked before the transfer of Steven Bench, but certainly still applies now that Penn State has zero experience at the quarterback position heading into 2013. O'Brien has mentioned several times he prefers to stick with one QB, which I think will happen for the most part whether it be Ferguson or Hackenberg. However, I'm sure BO'B is smart enough to realize that sometimes it's not your day, so I wouldn't be shocked to see the eventual starter get pulled if he can't get his act together in a certain game. If this is the case, I'd expect it to be more of a one-time thing rather than a full-blown quarterback controversy. BO'B will need to be patient with the starter, as it will either be someone making the transition from JUCO to the Big Ten, or someone who has yet to attend his Senior Prom. Forcing one of those guys to try to perform at a high-level while constantly looking over their shoulder is a recipe for disaster.
While you see player defections every year after the spring games because players see the writing on the wall that they are just not going to be a big part of the plan in the fall, are there any concerns for certain players that may look to leave after the B-W game, especially in light of the free agency rule currently in place and considering depth issues? -scrlion
Again, this question was asked before the defection of Bench, so that kind of gives you an answer. It sounds as though BO'B has been meeting with the players to discuss their standing in the classroom and on the field, and so far Bench is the only one that decided he didn't fit at Penn State. There are a few players that could move on and see more playing time immediately, but without naming names, those players have been very public regarding their support of Penn State and desire to stay. At this point, I'd be shocked to see anyone with a starting job locked down to take off in the summer like we witnessed last year.