At least for a day, you can forget the Rob Bolden transfer rumors… again.
Just as it appeared his future with Penn State was up in air for the [/counts…] third time in the past year and a half, Bolden’s high school coach told Travis Johnson of the Centre Times Daily that his former quarterback has “no plans to seek a transfer” from Penn State.
Bolden has been an on-again, off-again starter for the Nittany Lions since 2010 and looked beyond shaky during Penn State’s spring game last month. New coach Bill O’Brien said he expects to name a starter at QB at the end of this month, although it would absolutely be a shock if it was Bolden’s name that was announced.
Instead, the job is likely going to Matt McGloin, who has been taking turns with Bolden as PSU’s starting QB.
In January, 2011, Bolden announced that he would be transferring from Penn State, but after being denied a release from his scholarship by then-head coach Joe Paterno, he decided to stay only to change his mind again… and then again in July.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.