Though originally named the backup to starter Matt McGloin as of this summer, Penn State quarterback Paul Jones‘ days as a Nittany Lion are apparently over.
Jones, who has since been moved to tight end in an effort to get more playing time, was not on the field for practice Wednesday. Teammates said they didn’t know the reason behind the absence.
“I honestly have no idea,” McGloin said. “I know what you guys know. That he wasn’t at practice (Tuesday). I don’t know where he stands with the coaches or anything like that.”
Well, there isn’t much of a stance. Per coach Bill O’Brien, Jones (pictured, left) is no longer on the team because of “personal reasons.” Statecollege.com first reported Wednesday morning that Jones was on the way out.
Jones’ backup spot was eventually taken by Steven Bench. As the new “F” tight end, Jones has one catch for seven yards on the season.
Jones missed last season with academic issues.