this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Robert Bolden Starting?
Local rags have had Newsome at #3 all year. I think they are officially calling him a bust now. I'm hearing mostly McGloin and a little Jones.
Jones is redshirting
Newsome supposedly can't throw. Bolden is looking like the start from what I've heard. This is fodder for those who dislike the PSU qb coach, who is of course Jay Paterno.
Not really all that surprising. Brian's been postulating that on the front page for a while now, the latest not even five days ago: http://mgoblog.com/content/unverified-voracity-has-no-opinion-mosques
Poor kid better get a lot of work in against Youngstown State cuz his second game will be on the road against Alabama.
I also heard a rumor regarding Jim Tressel heading back to Youngstown State next season, I got this from a pretty good source, so take it for what it's worth.
Tressel want to go back to YSU when he has a cushy job security at OSU and get paid more too?
Beats me, I just report what I hear, don't kill the messenger.
Um, I think Gordie's joking...
Yikes......................How bad could starting a True Freshman against Alabama be? yeah, I don't think its going to work out too well.
was your source wearing a bikini and working for the BTN?
as far as I've read and understand, PSU is trying to make a #1 QB out of two #2s and a #3. UM is trying to make a #1 out of two #1s and a #2/#3
Which quarterback are you considering a #2 / #3?
he's talking about Gardner. I don't think a true frosh would ideally be considered a #1.
That makes sense, but at the same time, hasn't Tate mostly been playing with the 3's and Gardner with the 2's? I just wasn't sure because, although Tate was a servicable starter last year, Gardner has been rumored to have at least as good of a chance to start as Tate does, if not better.
keep in mind that UM had "a three starting qb possibility" going into last year with Sheridan in the mix. i think they're doing a lot to get Gardner motivated but it's definitely Tate/Denard from everything i've heard and that's been put out there. i still wouldn't be surprised if it's Tate... far from it.
Bill King on xm radio did a segment on Penn State today , he (King) also said Bolden would start with Newsome getting some time as well.
Damn. We'll see how that goes. He wasn't very good against great high school defenses like CC, so i don't know how he's going to be against B10 defenses.
Almost universally people are saying that bolden is the best of the bunch there. Bolden has talent, to be sure, but he is not ready for primetime yet.
Man, Penn State is gonna crash back to Earth HARD this year. Sad way for JoePa to go if this does turn out to be his final year.
I can't wait. I still can't believe they are ranked so high.
I know Bolden ran a tight (more run oriented) offense at OLSM but he had like a .500 (ish) record. Not a dominating passer by any means in HS. Also, wasn't like he was in a passing offense that had to read the defense and audible. Can't wait for our defense to pick him apart.
right now. They are UM 2008 this season, minus the attrition/system changes.
Back in 2008 we looked to a good but not great defense to save us from a truly terrible QB situation. We thought we could pull out 8 wins based on past success but yeah...not so much. PSU is staring down a similar fate, though I'm willing to give them a few more wins than UM 2008 based on coaching continuity and a defense that should be a bit better than UM 2008.
A bad QB situation is devastating. We should know more than anyone.