Top Five Penn State Quarterbacks of the 2010s

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m1ek's picture

top 5 for a decade in a position where it's common for a guy to play 2 or 3 years is, uh, kinda dumb guys.

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Nick Polak's picture

Then you’ll love the rest of the series just fine!

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DoubleLion0408's picture

Was there any doubt? Absolutely given Trace's 2018 performance. And no, Trace is not the best ever to do it in a Nittany Lion uniform. If we are talking single season, I have Matt McGloin as the easy #1. Career? Christian Hackenberg who played the best game I have ever seen a Lion QB play in his final season under Bill O'Brien and then carried the offense single-handedly through the Donovan years. Sean Clifford's 2019 was better than Trace's 2018 in my opinion. Overall, I'll go 1a. McGloin, 1b. Hackenberg, 2, McSorley, 3. Clifford for the full time starters. 

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Nick Polak's picture

That 2013 Wisconsin game really was something. I like to think Gary Anderson still thinks about it sometimes.

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"I mean, I know that I'mma get got. But I'mma get mine more than I get got, doe." - Marshawn

psuwxman's picture

I was at that game. I was blacked out for the first half, sure, but I was there.

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Nick Polak's picture

I was still a student for that game

So, same.

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"I mean, I know that I'mma get got. But I'mma get mine more than I get got, doe." - Marshawn

thekmosh's picture

This is the worst list ever. How on Earth could you leave out the best QB in CFB history: The McGloin/Bolden QB Controversy!? The missed passes, the staunch flatfooted refusal to move outside the pocket, the aura of mystery each and every drive (sometimes even every play!) of whether we would see number 1 or number 11 on the field, leading our boys into mediocrity! The McGloin/Bolden QB Controversy clearly defined the early part of this decade and my formative underclassman years.

"Maybe I'm just a dumb defensive coach"

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Nick Polak's picture

I would give my pinky to watch Bolden run the Moorhead offense, just once. I need this.

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"I mean, I know that I'mma get got. But I'mma get mine more than I get got, doe." - Marshawn

thekmosh's picture

I would have given my pinky to watch a QB run the ball at any point before 2012.

"Maybe I'm just a dumb defensive coach"

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BBCPSU's picture

Amen to the Christian Hackenburg love… Without him, I’m not sure what the rest of that recruiting class looks like without a top tier guy to distribute the ball to...If we end up getting a three star guy instead of him, we might be talking about the day when Penn State was above 500 again

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Dan Smith's picture

This is very disrespectful to Paul Jones.

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psuwxman's picture

We will always have that 40 yard rope along the sideline while rolling out in that one spring game.

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Puzio's picture

Agree with this list completely with 2 exceptions:

  1. I think Bolden should be #5 over Stevens... Bolden was a starter who threw for over 2000 yards, despite being in a pretty terrible offense, while Stevens was a backup
  2. While Trace may hold most of the records, I don't know if he's considered the best QB in program history... he's near the top, but I think Kerry Collins and Todd Blackledge top the list, as both were first round picks who led their team the two of their best seasons in Penn State history
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DoubleLion0408's picture

I would put MRob, Darryl Clark and Hack well above Trace. Numbers aren't everything and none of our other players played in a simple stat inflating offense where defenses didn't game plan around the QB. 

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Jayden24's picture

Does anyone see Phil Jurkovec transfering to PSU because I do I believe he could be the next Trace McSorley

Jayden Troutman

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