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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One Player To Keep An Eye On In '12


Last season in Raleigh, no one was under more pressure to perform than new starting quarterback Mike Glennon

The junior had the seemingly impossible job of trying to fill the void Russell Wilson left after the stud athlete decided to depart for Madison. If you recall, Wilson transferred to Wisconsin before the start of the 2011 season due to NC State’s Head Coach Tom O’Brien declaring the quarterback position up for grabs. It was hard news for Wilson and NC State fans to digest. After all, Wilson threw for over 3500 yards and was the Wolfpack’s second-leading rusher in 2010. 

Glennon,on the other hand didn’t have much to show for, only 78 yards passing on 13 attempts. However all the doubt and worry seemed to quickly dissipate as the 2011 season progressed. Glennon accounted for over 3000 yards through the air while also managing to throw 31 touchdown passes. Though Mike really put himself on the map during the last two regular season games. In the blowout victory at 7th-ranked Clemson, Glennon threw for 253 yards and had 3 TD passes. The following week, he guided NC State past a 20-point deficit in the 4th quarter of the Maryland game to help the Pack claim a bowl birth. This is his team now so there shouldn’t be any distractions standing in Glennon’s way. The only question that remains is how far can the 6’6” senior take the Wolfpack this season? I believe the sky’s the limit. 







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