JoePa Turns Down Bolden’s Transfer Request

STATE COLLEGE (KDKA/AP) – Earlier in the week, Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden’s father told multiple media outlets that his son was going to speak with coach Joe Paterno to receive permission to transfer to another Division I school.

On Tuesday, that request was denied by Paterno.

The Boldens weren’t expecting Paterno to turn down the quarterback.

“We were under the impression he would get a release and find himself in a better situation,” Bolden Sr. said.

It’s remains unclear what Bolden will do next.

Bolden was the first true freshman to open the season at quarterback in Paterno’s 45-year head-coaching tenure.

He started eight games, before suffering a concussion against Minnesota.

He then lost the job two weeks later to sophomore walk-on Matt McGloin. McGloin lead the team to the Outback Bowl, but lost 37-24 and threw five interceptions.

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