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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.

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.

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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Gabe is a senior majoring in journalism and is suddenly Onward State's managing editor. He grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and has had the absolute misfortune of rooting for the Jets, Mets, and Knicks. If you want to see his bad sports takes, follow him on Twitter @gabeangieri and direct all hate mail and death threats to [email protected]

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