But they're practically the same.
That's the wisdom of Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin, who is set to begin his senior season under new Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien, of course, was the offensive coordinator in New England last season, working with Tom Brady before taking the coaching job at Penn State in the wake of Joe Paterno's firing. O'Brien is quickly learning that despite the difference in the two quarterbacks' resumes, there's no shortage of confidence in his new signal caller.
"I'm definitely excited," McGloin said, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. "I don't think we're too far apart, Tom Brady and myself. But sure, we've watched him a lot over the spring and summer. I mean, who better to try and learn from than him? Hopefully, we'll have some type of success like they did. But you can't expect to go out and be the same as the New England Patriots."
McGloin may be joking, or he may just think that highly of his potential. He probably deserves to be cut a little slack, though, not just because he's young, but because he's trying to push through at a football program that just got decimated.
Tom Brady, he is not. But loyal, he is.
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