Bolden to practice but future at Penn State uncertain

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Quarterback Rob Bolden's future at Penn State remains up in the air.

"Nothing is official," he said today. "I'm just here for the spring. I decided to come back. I'm just here. I'm going to work hard and we'll see what happens from there."

Bolden, who would be a sophomore this fall, finished last season on the bench after former walk-on Matt McGloin wrestled away the starting job after Bolden suffered a concussion.

In early January, just days after the Nittany Lions lost to Florida in the Outback Bowl, Bolden and his father met with coach Joe Paterno to seek his release.

Paterno denied Bolden's attempt to transfer.

"He put it out there that he thought it was not the best thing for me to leave," Bolden said.

Penn State opens spring practice Saturday. Bolden and McGloin are expected to compete for the starting job. Paul Jones also could press for playing time at quarterback.

"Hopefully, it will be an open competition," Bolden said.


Ron Musselman: rmusselman@post-gazette.com


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