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Offensive lineman leaving Penn State

Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien addresses a news conference before his first spring practice as Penn State's head football coach, in Pennsylvania Reuters

The first clue that offensive lineman Khamrone Kolb was not long for the Penn State football program was his name not appearing on an early-June depth chart.

The second clue?  Kolb’s high school coach confirming to 247Sports.com that his former player will indeed be transferring from the Nittany Lions.  First-year head coach Bill O’Brien gave Kolb a release from his scholarship recently, and the lineman will continue his playing career at Fordham.

“He called me and let me know that he was not real happy with what was going on there, and he had gotten his release from Coach O’Brien and he wanted to go to a different school,” said Lake Braddock assistant coach Steve Price told the website.

In addition to Fordham, Price said Kolb had received interest from other FCS programs such as Coastal Carolina, Delaware and Liberty.  As Fordham plays at the FCS level, Kolb will be eligible to play immediately and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning this season.

Kolb, a three-star member of PSU’s 2010 recruiting class, redshirted as a true freshman and played in just one game last year.

As noted by the Daily Collegian, Kolb becomes the fifth player to transfer since O’Brien took over the program in January.

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10 Responses to “Offensive lineman leaving Penn State”
  1. stairwayto7 says: Jul 5, 2012 5:49 PM

    First this news came out Monday.
    2nd- this guy was not going to be a starter.
    3rd- he is going to a 2nd rate school like Fordham

  2. deadeye says: Jul 5, 2012 6:22 PM

    PSU footbal is in a state of decline that will not be reversed until this whole Sandusky/coverup scandal has been completely dealt with. It’s a sad situation for the pople left behind to clean up the mess.

  3. dmvtransplant says: Jul 5, 2012 7:42 PM

    @ deadeye

    Dude that’s what you got from the story above. Not the fact that he couldn’t find the field on a team where the Head Coach actually needs everybody to stay or the guy’s only options were FCS schools. I mean come on I’m in no way a Penn State fan, but Fordham didn’t start giving out scholarships for football till last year.

  4. deadeye says: Jul 5, 2012 9:34 PM

    “Dude that’s what you got from the story above.”

    ==========================

    No, I got that from ALL the stories pertaining to PSU in the last few months. Lot’s of transfers, recruiting is off, bad news regarding the inevitable lawsuits, Sandusky related trial news in the headlines, and most recently a story indicating that JoePa might have actually been involved with the coverup.

    Sure this one player doesn’t make a dent in the team’s success, but there just isn’t alot of good news for PSU these days.

  5. yeti47 says: Jul 5, 2012 10:09 PM

    Penn State is number 10 in recruiting in the nation off? really?….state of decline is a pretty far stretch. Reports that Recruits want to play because they want to play for those affected and use it as motivation. Doom in Gloom is for those that are swayed by simple suggestions.

  6. uraxcrunner says: Jul 5, 2012 10:47 PM

    PennState football is in decline since scandal …..too bad but joepa wasn’t as much a saint as everyone thought he was

  7. bru308 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:28 PM

    Again, PSU is in the top 10 for recruiting classes this year… Not much of a decline…

  8. dmvtransplant says: Jul 6, 2012 1:23 AM

    People need to stop bringing up where a school is in recruiting, Texas & Clemson are in the top teams and the on-field product still doesn’t show it.

  9. badintent says: Jul 6, 2012 2:51 AM

    Who are they recruiting ?? Catholic priests ? Canadian hornblower porn stars. ? That program should get the death penalty for 3 years. The $75 million a year the football program brought in should be enough to fund the victims fund for the next ten years. The lawyers should waive their fees. Some LBs will make NFL teams, that’s a given.

  10. mempusa says: Jul 6, 2012 6:11 AM

    So far the only transfers I’ve seen have been the troublemakers Billy O’Brien doesn’t want to deal with. Seems like all of them “aren’t happy” but I haven’t seen any land at a school in 1A.

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