Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's been quite the crazy week for Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden. First he made the announcement that he planned on transferring from Penn State following a freshman season that hadn't gone nearly as well as he'd hoped. The problem was that Joe Paterno wouldn't release him from his scholarship since Penn State was already losing quarterback Kevin Newsome to a transfer. Obviously, this didn't make Robert Bolden very happy. He wanted to leave, and he wasn't being allowed to.
Well, now he's staying.
According to his high school quarterbacks coach Don Buchanan, Bolden told him he's starting class next week and he will be remaining at Penn State to compete for the starting job.
“He’ll be back at Penn State Sunday and in school Monday,” Buchanan told The Daily Collegian. “He expects to compete for the starting quarterback job and will go through spring practices and everything.”
“I said, ‘That’s great,’ and I told him to keep your faith, keep your guidance and make sure that whatever he does, he goes at it at full speed.”
It seems maybe Paterno knew what he was doing, and that Bolden may have just been frustrated after not getting a chance to play in the Outback Bowl even though Matt McGloin threw five interceptions. Now he'll be returning to State College to compete with McGloin and Paul Jones for the starting job. Considering McGloin's limitations, and the fact he has a lot more game experience than Jones, you have to like his chances.