Paul McCall is expected to get the first shot at the quarterback job when spring practice opens next Tuesday.
Paul is a smart guy (electrical engineering major) and has a leg up on his competition by being the first quarterback to be exposed to the new offense Mario is going to run.
Speaking to Paul at FIU's NFL Pro Day earlier this month, he told me he likes the new offense and that it is going to be a little more uptempo than the pro style offense FIU had the previous 5 years.
Obviously, he wasn't going against Penn State or Arkansas when he practiced last season, but Paul showed he can move in the pocket and scramble.
He'll need to have a big spring, because after seeing game film of the 3 freshman quarterbacks coming in, don't be surprised if one of the 3 freshman takes the first snap at Penn State.