NCAA Football

Manning Academy Helped North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon

North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon is trying to incorporate some Manning into his game this year. The underrated star gunslinger from the ACC recently sat down with Michael Lananna of for Q & A. Their discussion involved Glennon’s attendance at the Manning Passing Academy.

When asked what Glennon will bring to the field this year that he learned from tutelage of Peyton and Eli Manning, the Wolfpack quarterback talked about how they viewed the game and week of preparation leading up to each contest.

“Well, just some of the advice and what Peyton and Eli do from an approach standpoint, how they approach game week. And then just working on my fundamentals is what I took away from the Elite 11.”

Glennon is a rising star in the ACC and entire NCAA landscape. Now a senior, Glennon stepped in for the departing Russell Wilson last year and promptly threw for 31 touchdowns, 3054 yards, and completed over 62% of his passes. He closed the season by throwing for 11 touchdowns and over 900 yards in N.C. State’s last three contests, including a Belk Bowl victory over Louisville. In those three contests, Glennon helped the Wolfpack put up a staggering 124 points on the trio of Clemson, Maryland, and the aforementioned Louisville.

While his work ethic has never been questioned, Glennon can benefit from seeing how great NFL quarterbacks prepare in between games, study the playbook, and read defenses before they take the field.

If the Wolfpack quarterback can add the insight learned from the Manning brothers into his preparation, the ACC could see record numbers put up in 2012.


Joe Giglio is the ACC and Big East football writer for Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his Facebook page.

Joe is also the host of Charm City Sports Talk on in Baltimore and member of the Society of American Baseball Research.