Paterno Pregame Press Conference Notes
Some news and notes from JoePa’s press conference held before today’s Blue-White game:
- Quarterback Rob Bolden looks much more comfortable this spring than he did last spring or even during the season. Paterno has not talked to him about his transfer status yet.
- Paterno said that he is 99 percent sure that either Bolden or McGloin will start the year as the starting quarterback. Sorry Paul Jones fans.
- Paul Jones has a lot of ability and has looked good at times, but he is not ready to play. Kevin Newsome is in the same boat.
- Chaz Powell has progressed and matured at the cornerback position this spring.
- With injuries to Eric Latimore and Jack Crawford this spring, DaQuan Jones played a little bit of defensive end to help work the offensive line.
- Speaking of the offensive line, it still needs a lot of work. Lots of room for improvement.
- There are two or three great backs who can run the ball, but they all need to work on their blocking to become complete players.
- Finally, Joe did not know anything about the jersey change, but he said that anytime they take something off, it is for the better.