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Report: Penn State QB Rob Bolden visiting LSU

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With Matt McGloin entrenched — for now — as Penn State’s starting quarterback and several NCAA sanctions forthcoming, it appears as though one-time co-starting quarterback Rob Bolden is considering life outside of Happy Valley.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Bolden visited LSU this weekend, though there was no confirmation of that from the school (obviously).

Bolden will be a junior this season, and because of the NCAA’s more liberal transfer policies for Penn State players, will be able to participate right away if he moves on. The only way he couldn’t is if he played part of this season for PSU before transferring midseason.

Penn State has also confirmed Bolden is no longer on the roster, but that’s been for several weeks apparently. It’s safe to say that his demotion to third-string QB, not the NCAA’s sanctions, was the reason behind this decision.

Bolden’s gone back and forth on transferring out of PSU for the past year anyway, so if the Times-Picayune is accurate, it wouldn’t be the most surprising move. But Zach Mettenberger, who will start for the Tigers this season, also has two years of eligibility remaining.

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17 Responses to “Report: Penn State QB Rob Bolden visiting LSU”
  1. cubano76 says: Jul 29, 2012 10:24 PM

    Run Robbie RUNNNN!

  2. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 29, 2012 10:31 PM

    I thought he left after last season
    Good luck but your not a qb at this level

  3. stairwayto7 says: Jul 29, 2012 10:51 PM

    Boldin’s trash! He’s been transferring every year. Leave Penn State now, we don’t need you!

  4. gripless says: Jul 29, 2012 11:22 PM

    Best news I’ve heard since this whole scandal.

  5. tommy57 says: Jul 29, 2012 11:23 PM

    I think Rob made a serious attempt to transfer a few years ago but Paterno wouldn’t agree to the move. He won’t be a starter, wherever he lands, but might be able to move-up from 3rd.

  6. 1trojanlove says: Jul 30, 2012 12:26 AM

    Some how people will say Lane Kiffin is telling him to leave PSU, I just figure since everyone blames him for everything….

  7. jameswestphal says: Jul 30, 2012 12:26 AM

    He’s terrible.

  8. florida727 says: Jul 30, 2012 8:56 AM

    Surprising he’d consider moving to LSU since Mettenberger is clearly their #1 and still has the same amount of eligibility as Bolden, which means barring injury he’d still be sitting. Whether you’re a 2 or a 3 on the depth chart, unless the starter gets hurt or performs badly, your playing time is still the same… zero. Better off going somewhere where you can actually play if you think your aspirations are to go to the NFL someday. If not, get your education paid for and move on. After college, what are you going to do, brag about how you were a backup QB at LSU instead of Penn State? Big deal. Trust me, no one will care in the real world.

  9. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Jul 30, 2012 9:00 AM

    LSU would have to be desperate to offer him a scholarship. You would think he would transfer to an FCS school where he has a chance to start.

  10. tonyricemajorharris says: Jul 30, 2012 10:45 AM

    Why would LSU want him? This guy is 1AA at best

  11. 700levelvet says: Jul 30, 2012 11:07 AM

    He isn’t even a D1 starting QB…He’s terrible…..Just another hood rat, who’s dad and uncles(oops….sorry Mentors) consider him their meal ticket….typical douchebag who thinks he should have everything handed to him, PSU hasn’t had a really good QB for years, if he was all that, he would be starting….He never wanted to earn the job, just wanted it handed to him……After his eligibility is up, you will never hear from him again……

  12. geaux2012 says: Jul 30, 2012 11:14 AM

    This guy sounds like he has Jordan Jefferson’s skill set.

  13. trojan33sc says: Jul 30, 2012 12:47 PM

    He had to be pretty damn good at one point or he wouldn’t have been offered a scholarship by Penn State in the first place. Give the kid a break !!! Players shine in different systems, obviously this one doesn’t work for him, he may be huge in a spread offense. He might be the missing piece for an offense like Texas.

  14. beavertonsteve says: Jul 30, 2012 12:56 PM

    This is the guy who constantly got outperformed by Matt McGloin. He won’t even see the field at LSU (heaven help them if they do) If he wants to play football there are plenty of D1 teams that are desperate at QB.

  15. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 30, 2012 1:01 PM

    Rob bolden = Tyrone Biggums.

  16. psunick says: Jul 30, 2012 1:03 PM

    That’s the first time I ever saw “education” and “LSU” in the same sentence.

    Good riddance Bolden.

  17. corvusrex96 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:41 PM

    Don’t see how this is really a story.

    Bolden has played terrible, was not a team player has been on the fence about transferring every year he has been at PSU.

    It is like annoucing that the assistant to the assistant trainer is leaving.

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