Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said earlier Monday that he wouldn't comment more about quarterback Danny O'Brien's interest in the Nittany Lions.
That's O'Brien, the former Maryland quarterback, donning a Penn State jacket during the Nittany Lions' first spring workout on Monday afternoon. Danny O'Brien made his second visit to Penn State after spending some time in State College about a week ago. He visited Ole Miss late last week and spent the weekend at Wisconsin, calling his visit to Madison "unbelievable" in an interview with Scout.com (subscription required). Vanderbilt also reportedly is in the mix for O'Brien, who was granted his release to Vandy after media pressure built against Maryland coach Randy Edsall.
Vanderbilt looked like the favorite to land O'Brien, but he's back at Penn State, which could be a very good sign for a Nittany Lions team that could use another quarterback in the fold. O'Brien didn't say much Monday but told one reporter Penn State would be a great opportunity for him.
Bill O'Brien said Monday that Matthew McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones will compete for Penn State's starting quarterback spot this spring. But if Danny O'Brien enrolls at Penn State, he immediately would become the favorite to win the job. The big plus with Danny O'Brien is he has two years of eligibility remaining.
Exciting times for Nittany Nation ...