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‘OH HE’S FOR REAL’: Penn Staters Energized Following Drew Allar Backup Quarterback Announcement

The summer of Drew Allar has culminated, folks.

At his Monday press conference, James Franklin announced that Allar will serve as Penn State football’s backup quarterback for its week one game against Purdue. The true freshman, at this point, has beaten out Christian Veilleux for the second-string role, although Franklin said it’ll be an ongoing competition.

Penn State fans on Twitter couldn’t contain their excitement following the announcement, as many look at this as a strong endorsement of the team’s future.

https://twitter.com/_MichaelJames54/status/1564287877336469505?s=20&t=VhpMsR7Z-bKUN_jiERrEWA
https://twitter.com/psulion14/status/1564279157265244161?s=20&t=VhpMsR7Z-bKUN_jiERrEWA

Others are a bit surprised Allar beat out Veilleux for the backup spot at this point considering the latter’s prior experience.

And, of course, there are a select few who aren’t satisfied with the QB2 label.

https://twitter.com/DirtyJerz32/status/1564290338918961154?s=20&t=Ouppocy_gIVN55vAAY0SQA
https://twitter.com/ErnieLeemon/status/1564290527197028354?s=20&t=VhpMsR7Z-bKUN_jiERrEWA
https://twitter.com/LJKohli/status/1564294844767473667?s=20&t=Ouppocy_gIVN55vAAY0SQA

One fan has their own theory on the reasoning behind the decision…

Penn State football will kick off its season at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, with a prime-time matchup against Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium.

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After a four-year career with Onward State, Gabe is now a college graduate and off to the real world. He shockingly served as the blog’s managing editor during the 2022-23 school year and covered football for much of his Onward State tenure, including trips to the Outback Bowl and Rose Bowl. For any professional inquiries, please email Gabe at [email protected]. You can still see his bad sports takes on Twitter at @gabeangieri.

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