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Penn State losing another quarterback?

Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:25 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

The drama that has surrounded the quarterback depth chart at Penn State since January will just not go away. On Thursday the school's student newspaper reported that quarterback Kevin Newsome may be on the verge of seeking a transfer from Penn State.
Newsome's father, Kevin Newsome Sr., said it's possible his son is transferring.

"We don't really have any set details of anything right now," Newsome Sr. said in a phone call. "It's possible. Right now, of course as you can imagine, we're just trying to work through some things, and sort a lot of things out."

Newsome came to Penn State as a four-star recruit out of the Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, and was ranked the No. 4 high school quarterback in the class of 2009.
If you weren't already aware, following January's bowl loss against Florida, quarterback Robert Bolden announced that he wanted to transfer. Joe Paterno denied Bolden's request then, and now it's expected that Bolden will begin the season as the starter. Then last week Penn State found out that quarterback Paul Jones will have to sit out the entire 2011 season due to academic problems.

If Newsome decides to transfer, that will leave Penn State with Bolden and Matt McGloin and some huge question marks behind them. Though it is possible that Paterno can talk Newsome into staying if playing time is his main motivation for wanting to leave. While Bolden and McGloin have the experience, it's not as if either of them played spectacularly in 2010, and Newsome could still compete for the starting job this season.
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Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:48 am
 

Penn State losing another quarterback?

Joe wanted him to be a linebacker, he told the kid, hey look, i turned qb's into linebackers all my life, you'll play linebacker or else!!!!!



Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:21 am
 

Penn State losing another quarterback?

Newsome probably got sick of Paterno calling him Kerry Collins. 



Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Penn State losing another quarterback?

If you weren't already aware, following January's bowl loss against Florida, quarterback . Joe Paterno denied Bolden's request then, and now it's expected that Bolden will begin the season as the starter. Then last week Penn State found out that quarterback Paul Jones will due to academic problems.

If Newsome decides to transfer, that will leave Penn State with Bolden and Matt McGloin and some huge question marks behind them. Though it is possible that Paterno can talk Newsome into staying if playing time is his main motivation for wanting to leave. While Bolden and McGloin have the experience, it's not as if either of them played spectacularly in 2010, and Newsome could still compete for the starting job this season.



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Penn State losing another quarterback?

joe paterno jr is a poor QB'S coach,newsome has the skill set of a sec QB and joe jr just wouldn't play him,thats why bolden wanted to transfer because joe jr jerks these kids around, he's a joke and if your a top high school QB dont go to penn st, because joe jr will jerk u around.
 



Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Penn State losing another quarterback?

welcome to your new permanent home Penn State, second division of the big ten, sitting right on top of indiana.



Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Penn State losing another quarterback?

something must be going on over there in never never land aka happy valley, since as far as q backs go there doesnt seem to be a lot of satisfaction over there. maybe it is all just selfishness on the part of the q backs as they squabble for more time and attention like whiny children. maybe it is the signs of a bigger problem at Penn state...no direction. if it is the first choice then it should be laid at the door of the one person who most should be providing discipline on the team. jopa. if it is the second problem then that leads back to the one person who should be providing direction. jopa. most people jopa's age are dying these days so god bless him let him run that team into the ground for as long as it keeps him sorta alive.


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