Jason Jennings spoke with Mike Glennon today. Not a thorough interview by any means, but one of Glennon’s comments perhaps sheds a little more light on TOB’s process of choosing Glennon and releasing Wilson (WRAL.com):
“I thought redshirting was going to be great for me, but then Russell (Wilson) had the great career that he did so it kind of put me in a tough situation,” Glennon said about falling to the number two spot. “Now, I’m excited to get the opportunity to play where I kind of sat on the bench the past three years.”
Glennon has already graduated from NC State, finishing his degree in three years. As a graduate student he could have transferred without having to sit out a year. That possibility forced O’Brien to make the tough call early during spring ball.
“I have two years to do everything I wanted to do,” said Glennon. “Two years is plenty of time to win games, win championships and individually succeed.”
Also, Caulton Tudor talks briefly about Glennon as a Maxwell Award candidate (N&O.com).