Posted by Tom Fornelli
Following Penn State's loss to Florida in the Outback Bowl on Saturday, news broke out that Robert Bolden had informed the school that he wanted to transfer. Which meant that Penn State was going to lose the two quarterbacks who began 2010 atop the team's depth chart. Well, it seems that after seeing Matt McGloin's five-interception performance against Florida, Joe Paterno isn't all that comfortable with the idea of coming back for another season without Bolden as an option.
According to Bolden's parents, their and his father met with Joe and Jay Paterno on Tuesday to discuss his request to transfer, and Joe Paterno refused to grant Bolden's release from his scholarship. Which Robert Bolden Sr. wasn't a big fan of, saying that he doesn't agree with the decision, and neither does his son.
Robert's mother, however, is somewhat pleased with the news.
"I didn't want Rob to leave," Tonia Williams told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I think he should stay there. I just told him that I thought he was making the wrong decision. I really felt that he moved just a little bit too quick and too fast.
"I don't know what's going to happen now. He tried to get them to sign his release papers and they didn't do it. I don't know if that is going to make the situation worse or not, or if Rob will end up at another school."
Now, just because Bolden's release was denied now, doesn't mean it won't be approved in the future. It could just be that Paterno would like his quarterback to take some more time before making his decision. After all, you have to figure that if Bolden really does want out of Penn State, then there isn't much of a point in keeping him around.