New PSU coach O'Brien names McGloin starting QB

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has named senior Matt McGloin the starting quarterback.

O'Brien announced his decision Friday at a charity golf tournament. McGloin will top a depth chart that will also include Paul Jones and Rob Bolden. The Nittany Lions open the season on Sept. 1 vs. Ohio.

"We'll probably release our depth chart on Tuesday morning," O'Brien said. "There won't be too many surprises on there, I'm sure. But Matt McGloin will be our starting quarterback next year."

McGloin appeared in 12 games in 2011, and completed 54.1 percent of his passes for 1,571 yards and eight touchdowns. He did not play in the 30-14 TicketCity Bowl loss to Houston that ended the season. Bolden completed just 7 of 26 passes that day for 137 yards and three interceptions.