Let's look at a couple Penn State statistics/rankings (as of 9/19/11, source):
- Passing Offense: 12th out of 12 in the BigTen.
- Passing Efficiency: 12th out of 12 in the BigTen
- Rushing Offense: 10th out of 12 in the BigTen
- Scoring Offense: 12th out of 12 in the BigTen
- Total Offense: 12th out of 12 in the BigTen
This... is a problem. It also makes me very sad. This quarterback "problem" is becoming a team "problem" very quickly. I don't know how anyone can expect things to improve until someone actually chooses a QB and sticks with him. Most people (me included) don't even care who it is at this point. One would be better than two.
At least as far as consistency is concerned. And I feel like that's the main problem - and that's also why it doesn't matter which one it is at this point. If the coaches feel that either one is good enough - then pick one of them and let them get into a rythym and actually lead the team. None of this sharing crap. Let one of them get in there and take control. Find the team's "identity" as people have been saying. The only way that's going to happen is if one person is given a chance to define that identity. You can't have 2 people trying to do that at the same time. It won't work.
Please... either Paterno... make a decision. Pick a QB. Give him a chance. Not doing so is not fair to them, the other players, the alumni, and all of the other fans out there who want to see this team win. We're better than this.