Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More early action likely for Glennon

N.C. State backup quarterback Mike Glennon is likely to get another early opportunity to play Saturday against Murray State.

Glennon played one series, totaling three plays, in the second quarter during the season opener against South Carolina and failed to direct the Wolfpack to a first down.

Coach Tom O'Brien wants to get Glennon experience so he will be ready in case he's needed because of injury. N.C. State starter Russell Wilson missed game time because of a concussion and shoulder and knee injuries last season.

During the ACC coaches' teleconference Wednesday, O'Brien said he hasn't made concrete plans for how he will use Glennon.

"We would like to get him in the game somewhere in the first half again to give him a little more exposure and a little more experience," O'Brien said.

O'Brien has been consistent, though, in maintaining that Wilson is the starter and that N.C. State will not rotate quarterbacks.

Ken Tysiac