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Penn State Freshman QB Rob Bolden to Seek Transfer

As first reported by, Rob Bolden’s father has said that his son will seek a transfer from Penn State. The freshman quarterback, who was named the first Penn State freshman opening-day starting quarterback ever, was benched in favor of Matt McGloin after suffering a concussion against Minnesota and struggling to move the offense in his next appearance against Northwestern.

According to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror, Bolden had made his decision before Saturday’s Outback Bowl which may play into why he never entered a game where the redshirt sophomore McGloin threw five interceptions.

Coach Joe Paterno said in his post-season press conference Sunday morning that he should have went to Bolden earlier, both during the end of the season and in Saturday’s game, although he vetoed the decision to pull the trigger during McGloin’s disastrous performance.

Bolden becomes the second Nittany Lion quarterback to find greener pastures in the past month as Kevin Newsome previously has said he will be looking at other schools. This leaves Penn State with McGloin and Paul Jones, who took his redshirt as a freshman this past season, as options for the quarterback position in 2011.

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