Bill O'Brien tight-lipped about Penn State's starting QB

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 27, 2013 5:30 PM
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(State College) -- Penn State Coach Bill O'Brien didn't need to be asked the question about who his starting quarterback will be.

O'Brien is well aware everyone wanted to hear about his decision regarding who will be under center for the Nittany Lions in their first game against Syracuse Saturday.

So, he opened his weekly press conference with the hot topic, before anyone could even ask about it.

The second-year coach didn't answer the the question, but he did broach the subject at least.

``I want to address the quarterback situation. I feel like what I try to do every week, along with our staff, is do what's best for our football team,'' O'Brien said, ``and, as of right now, you'll find out who the quarterback is on the first play of the game.''

Penn State opens up a season of promise on at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

So, the quarterback situation remains unsettled, at least in the public eye, with five days before kickoff.

Earlier this week, when the Nittany Lions released their depth chart, it listed sophomore Tyler Ferguson or true freshman Christian Hackenberg.

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