Penn State looking for QBs to step forward – ESPN
I have not been on the “Jay Must Go” bandwagon for this most part, but after the Capital One Bowl and Matt McGloin’s 12 interceptions (not really, but it could have been), I was unhappy that Rob Bolden, the true freshman who started the season as the #1 quarterback, did not see any action. Then I see this quote:
“Really, Bolden played better than I thought,” Jay Paterno said. For instance: Bolden’s two interceptions against Alabama? He got hit as he threw each of them.
Bolden was not really the problem in the games Penn State lost with him at the helm. McGloin, at times was the solution, but it was against weak competition and generally speaking, he was figured out by the opposing defense as the games and season wore on. I knew this then, but Jay Paterno only seems to know it now.
Bolden tried transferring, but Joe Paterno would not give a release from the scholarship. The competition is open, at least in theory, but Bolden has not committed to staying at Penn State beyond this semester. I hope he does, because I think he’s got a shot at being really good. I feel we’ve seen all we can out of McGloin, who may prove to be valuable off the bench at times. Then there is redshirt frosh Paul Jones, who may make people notice as well.
It will be an interesting spring practice/Blue White Game this year I think.