Posted August 26, 2013

Penn State’s Tyler Ferguson, Christian Hackenberg listed as co-starters at QB

Penn State Nittany Lions, Quarterback Competitions
Tyler Ferguson; Christian Hackenberg

Tyler Ferguson (5) and Christian Hackenberg are listed as co-starters on Penn State’s depth chart. (AP)

Penn State released its latest depth chart on Monday, and there is still no resolution to the ongoing quarterback competition in Happy Valley. Coach Bill O’Brien listed both juco transfer Tyler Ferguson and true freshman Christian Hackenberg as co-starters heading into Week 1.

Ferguson and Hackenberg have competed closely over the past few weeks, and while O’Brien initially said he wanted to select a starter midway through fall camp, he has since decided to hold off. Neither Ferguson nor Hackenberg, the team’s only two scholarship passers, have played a down for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State opens the season against Syracuse on Saturday.

A few other programs have yet to distinguish a starter under center. USC’s latest depth chart listed Max Wittek and Cody Kessler as co-starters, while FAU coach Carl Pelini said the Owls could see all four of its quarterbacks on the field this fall.

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