QB Newsome likely to transfer out of Penn State
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's quarterback depth got a lot thinner today, the first day of preseason practice.
Junior Kevin Newsome, who was expected to be the No. 3 quarterback this fall with Paul Jones sidelined due to academic problems, has decided to leave the team and likely will transfer.
"Hmmm ... What is New gonna do now?? Hmmm," Newsome wrote on his Twitter account.
Newsome, beaten out for the starting job by Rob Bolden last year in camp, did not make the trip to the 2010 Outback Bowl while contemplating his future.
He decided to rejoin to the team this spring, even though coach Joe Paterno said that Bolden and former walk-on Matt McGloin would compete for the starting job this season.
Newsome, a Portsmouth, Va. native, backed up former Big Ten co-MVP Daryll Clark as a freshman in 2009.
For his career, Newsome completed 14 of 24 passes for 144 yards. He also had 33 carries for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
With Newsome and Jones out of the mix, walk-on redshirt junior Shane McGregor becomes the Nittany Lions' No. 3 quarterback.
First Published August 4, 2011 12:05 pm