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Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

Posted on: December 10, 2010 1:01 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Kevin Newsome came to Penn State as a highly-touted recruit, and spent his freshman season on the sideline watching Daryll Clark finish his Penn State career thinking that he'd be the man to take over the job in 2010.  Sure, he had to have a competition with Matt McGloin before the season started, but come on, McGloin was a walk on, the job was Newsome's.

What Newsome didn't count on was Robert Bolden coming in and taking the job away from both of them.  To make matters worse, when Bolden went down with a concussion, it wasn't Newsome who got the call to replace him.  It was McGloin, and McGloin would keep the job. So because of all this, it's not exactly surprising to hear the news out of Happy Valley that it's more of a Sad Valley for Newsome, and he's planning on transferring.
A report on the Penn State football website,, indicates Newsome, a true sophomore, wants out of State College. There are no quotes from Newsome or Newsome's family members, the report is based on sources. PSU football spokesman Jeff Nelson said Thursday he was unaware of any change in Newsome's status. And it's also worth noting that the reporter who authored the story, Nate Bauer, was not sure if Newsome had informed the PSU coaching staff of his intentions.

Of course, as the report in The Patriot-News says, there is no official word from Newsome yet, nor has Penn State been told of these plans, so it's still possible that Newsome won't leave.  Still, I doubt that's the case unless Newsome wants to spend the final two seasons of his college career holding a clipboard on the sideline.

I'm pretty sure that's not what he came to Penn State to do.  He wants to play, and it doesn't look like he's going to get that opportunity in State College.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:07 pm

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:11 pm

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

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Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2011 10:24 am

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

Knew about him since HS in VA...the kid's very selfish and not willing to patiently put in the time or work to be successful. Ran out on his reg HS team to go to Hargrave Military citing needing more "challenge", then jerks VT and MI around, commiting to MI but then jumps out of that to PSU. Now sees he's down on the depth chart and needs to work more so wants to run again. A history of not being loyal to a program or commitment to work in the back to get there, only instantly what's in it for him. Dad really manipulates for him but looks like he's screwed things up. Look at the other good Tidewater QBs from around the same time, Tahj Boyd, EJ Manuel, Simms, etc...all stayed and weren't too good to play "regular" HS football and stuck with their college pgm and by all appearances are doing OK. Newsome should have gone to VT, redshirted one year, backed up this one and be the "Man" the next two years after Tyrod leaves in an offense that is more suited to the dual threat style Newsome has (Taylor and Vick style). If you're 3rd on the chart after two years, the NFL aint calling so cut your losses, get the free degree courtesy of PSU and figure out a way to earn a living. PSU is much better off saving the scholarship $ for someone who wants to be there.

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2010 1:12 pm

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

Transfer to California University of Pennsylvania (D-2). He's only got 2 years left, if he stays in D-1 he only gets one year. Drop down and he gets 2 years. The last two quarterbacks there, Josh Portis (Florida and Maryland) and Kevin McCabe (Virginia) both had good enough careers to get pro looks. Portis played his last game this year, they need a QB next year. Walt Harris is the O-Coordinator there and is a guy that can help him develop. Cal U is a perennial D-2 power that will get him some national attention too.

Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2010 9:54 am

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

Wow, partypimp... Judging from the fact that you're from Ohio and that you hate Penn St, I'd guess you're an Ohio St fan. And the fact that you feel the need to call out PSU's QB history is really funny. I don't remember a single OSU QB that struck it big in the pros, not for decades anyway. Don't say Troy Smith, either. Don't make yourself look stupid. AT LEAST Penn St has Kerry Collins who, while he's no Tom Brady, has at least had a solid pro career. Pot, meet kettle.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2010 7:09 am

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

Penn State is where QB's go to die.
How many make it to the pros?
You have Jay Paterno who couldn't start for his high school team,
but held for extra points on the Nittany Lions calling plays.
Mike McQuery running the sidelines?
Get outta town son.
Those two are losers.
Once Joe goes... so are they.
Penn State only keeps Paterno because he can raise $.
No more Big Ten or National Championships.
The old man has lost his teeth and the players know it.
Good Luck and get out if you any good.
you didn't sign up for that crap.

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2010 6:43 am

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

He should have gone to Michigan in the first place.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2010 10:41 pm

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

Hey Jonesy; is it trader or traitor? I don't ever recall a minus number on anyone's post before, so props to you.

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2010 6:10 pm

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

I think you mean "Traitor", unless you think Newsome also runs a pawn shop on the side.

Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2010 5:43 pm

Kevin Newsome may be leaving Penn State

He should have went to VA Tech anyway...Trader!!

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