Speculation around the Nittany Lion Rivals site is that Bolden is indeed transferring from PSU. Started as a true-frosh only to be replaced by McGolin, the walk-on. Huge loss.
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
Maybe we can send him to the west coast and Oregon
if Denard is already there.
It hurts very much just to read this.
If there was a singular adjective that would describe "soul ripped out and shown to me by some combination of a Samurai warrior and a Navy SEAL" I would have just written that one word for this post.
but any comment like this should have gotten neg'd not pos'd.
Looks like his dad was not at all happy that he saw no time yesterday
Didn't want to linkage their Rivals site. I'd be pissed too if I had to watch McGloin cost them that game and I couldn't do anything about it.
I thought I read somewhere on the Interwebs that Kevin Newsome was expected to transfer as well. IF, big IF, they both transfer, PSU would be seriously screwed.
I believe he still plans to transfer, yes.
Newsome is def. gone. He'ss never going to play, since he got buried on the depth chart all year.
Remember when we all thought things were great b/c McGloin was going to have to start against us? Remember how that worked out?
Lack of depth: bad. Having two role players who didn't pan out transfer allowing more snaps to go to whoever is next: not so bad.
If Newsome and Bolden both transfer, PSU will be left with apparently only Matt McGloin and any other walk-ons at QB, if what was stated about Paul Jones being inelgible is true. They have zero QBs in their current class. Rob Bolden was a freshman that made freshman mistakes; the guy still has a lot of upside. He is definitely not a role player, and figured to factor heavily into the QB situation for 2011 (he would only be a sophomore and generally that is when players make their biggest leap).
So, with Bolden and Newsome leaving, PSU will be left with three walk-ons and Paul Jones, if he can get eligible. That ain't bad; it's really bad.
they're going to be pretty thin at qb if newsome leaves too.
The writing is obviously on the wall at PSU for Bolden. I wonder if he still thinks he can play QB at a BCS school? Sometimes it's not a matter of talent, but "wrong place at the wrong time." I also wonder if other coaches who recruited him still think he has the goods to succeed at a major school?
The writing is on the wall? Because he couldn't hold onto the starting job as a true freshman?
I remember a time when freshmen weren't expected to be great as freshmen. Those were the good ol' days...
I wonder if there is any chance that UM might pursue Bolden (assuming a coaching change)? He is similar to Devin but is probably a more polished passer at this point.
Probably not a much more polished passer, plus you can't transfer within the Big 10 and still receive football scholarship.
Not on a scholarship anymore.
plow paychecks go a long way here in the Midwest.
Right. I forgot about the intra-conference transfer == no scholarship deal.
if you're transferring back to your home state, where you would be paying in-state tuition. Still not free (or likely to happen), but its not like he'd be on the hook for $40k a year.
We don't really need him, so I would guess no.
If the status quo remains, we don't really need him.
But things will likely change, whether it's a new coach, a transfer from our own ranks, or both.
I doubt he'd come here
yes he is transferring
I think he's Saginaw Valley State's to lose.
True freshman starter at Penn St.???? I'm sure he can go somewhere a bit better, maybe WVU?
Don't you make fun of that wonderful school in the nasty...
PSU still has Paul Jones, correct? He was pretty highly regarded coming out of HS and redshirted this season I believe. They will need another QB but still could be okay if Jones develops.
Paul Jones can't even get eligible. I wouldn't count on him if I was a PSU fan.
the same thing as MH20. Has he become recently ineligible, or has this been the case all fall?
He was an early entry student and tanked his first semester.
I had no idea that Jones was academically ineligble. I guess the Fightin' JoePas really are screwed.
Penn State caused this problem. They recruit too many QBs
No suprise, really. I mean, the poor guy didn't even get his week to look like an All-American against our defense.
Talk about a roller coaster ride of emotions.
Bolden earns the starting spot as a true freshman, mom and dad drive to Happy Valley to watch his game, everybody's all giddy with excitement.......and now dad's saying "He's not happy at Penn State" and "if it was up to me, he'd definitely leave, without a doubt."
My oh my, what a difference a few months makes.
Any chance he goes where RR goes? (Pitt or UConn?)
Wow. RR to Pitt would make him even more haten in WV than he already is. I would fear for his life.
Assuming RR goes anywhere as HC, this wouldn't be a bad move for him at all.
Devlin seemed to do just fine there and will probably be drafted. Maybe Miami now that Golden is there.
Or, maybe his Dad is shopping the SEC for $$ that his son "won't know about".
Delaware has a long and proud history of snatching up Penn State transfers