Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pack has no plan for Glennon vs. Pitt

N.C. State will go into Saturday's game against Pittsburgh without plans to get redshirt freshman backup quarterback Mike Glennon early playing time, coach Tom O'Brien said Thursday.

Glennon played one series in the second quarter of the opener against South Carolina because O'Brien wanted to get him some game experience in case he is needed later in the season.

During N.C. State's blowout victories over Murray State and Gardner-Webb the last two weeks, Glennon also got plenty of snaps. O'Brien said Glennon has enough experience now.

"I think he's done an excellent job," O'Brien said. "Given an opportunity he took advantage of it. Certainly there are some things he understands now that maybe he might not have before, but that's what happens in a game. So it was all very positive from our standpoint, getting him in and getting him as many opportunities as he did."

Glennon is 10-for-13 for 85 yards without a touchdown pass or an interception.

Ken Tysiac