Andrew Jones at FoxSportsCarolina.com had this article the other day about Glennon having his chance to shine without sharing any spotlight.
Mike Glennon spent his first three football seasons at N.C. State patiently playing behind stat-sheet-stuffing quarterback Russell Wilson. An Elite 11 signal caller in high school, Glennon was getting a bit antsy toward the end of his redshirt sophomore year. He wanted to play. He was ready to play.
Wilson, though, wasnâ€™t prepared to announce any football intentions for his senior season, as he was still trying to decide if he would return to the Wolfpack or continue chasing his dream of reaching the major leagues.
Of course we all know what happened next, Wilson headed off to Wisconsin.
NCSU started poorly and Wilson was generating plenty of national hype, certainly more than he did when at N.C. State. There wasnâ€™t much Glennon could do to make folks zero in on him without mentioning his predecessor.
Thatâ€™s all changed, though. Glennon can finally flap his wings without clanking into Wilson comparisons or simple mentions. Heâ€™s free to be the QB his fiber can muster.
â€œIâ€™m ready,â€ the 6-foot-6 senior said. â€œIâ€™m ready for us to have a big year.â€
Like Wilson, Glennon speaks about the team first and almost always. But perhaps unlike Wilson, who eventually made it more about himself than it should have been by annually holding the program hostage, Glennonâ€™s sincerity isnâ€™t questioned.
Ask him about individual honors and Glennon touts the teamâ€™s terrific secondary or its young-but-talented wide receivers. Ask him about throwing touchdown passes and he praises his offensive line, which he defends without hesitation.
Sounds like a complete team first young man. Exactly in the mold of TOB.