Urgent: Former Penn State Quarterback Transfers To LSU
Former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden has transferred to LSU. ESPN is reporting that Bolden, who has spent the past two years at Penn State wanted to transfer after the 2011 season but Coach Joe Paterno refused to release him from his scholarship.
How long will it take for Bolden to make it to LSU and start practicing? The answer might shock you.
LSU coaches said Bolden will report to the Tigers’ practice Wednesday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Bolden hasn’t been on Penn State’s team for more than a week, a source told ESPN on Monday. Bolden was technically off the team once he was released from his scholarship — before the NCAA’s sanctions against the university were handed down, the source said.
Bolden attempted to transfer after the 2011 season, but coach Joe Paterno refused to release him from his scholarship.
Bolden, a 6-foot-3 native of Orchard Lake, Mich., completed 165 of 328 passes for 2,045 yards with seven touchdowns and 14 interceptions in his two seasons at Penn State.
LSU has just one quarterback — starter Zach Mettenberger — who is not a freshman. Stephen Rivers and Jerrard Randall never have taken a snap in a college game.
A roster spot for Bolden is likely available after quarterback recruit Jeremy Liggins failed to meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements and signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the Times-Picayune reported.
So will there be a Quarterback controversy? Well we will just have to watch and see. Stayed tuned!