After NCAA sanctions were handed down to Penn St due to Jerry Sandusky’s actions, NCAA told players they were eligible to transfer. Since then, news of their key players visiting other teams have been breaking rather consistently. Now we can include QB Rob Bolden to that list.
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According to nola.com, sources close to the situation say that Bolden will be heading to LSU’s Fall camp today, and will practice with the team on Thursday. He would be eligible to start this season, if needed.
Bolden would likely back up Junior QB Zach Mettenberger. His Freshman year with Penn St Bolden had a 39.3 completion percentage on 53-135 passing and 685 yards. He improved his second year to 112-193 passing for 1360 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Although Bolden may not be the most accurate QB, he adds experience to the LSU QB corps. After Mettenberger, the JUCO transfer, you have redshirt Freshman Stephen Rivers and Jerrard Randall, neither of whom have played one down in college.
The Tigers have another powerful defense this season and a strong offensive line. They must fill that QB position in which they were lacking last year if they plan to make it to the BCS National Championship Game again. At least now they have an athletic backup with experience and an excellent QB Coach in Steve Kragthorpe to make improvements.