Posted by Tom Fornelli
While the Michigan Wolverines may know who they will have lining up under center against Penn State this weekend, the same cannot be said for the Nittany Lions. Robert Bolden suffered a concussion during Penn State's victory over Minnesota last week and had to be replaced by former walk-on Matt McGloin.
As of now Bolden's status for Penn State's game against Michigan is up in the air, as Joe Paterno is still waiting to see what the doctors have to say about Bolden. Still, if you're going to force him to give you an answer, he's guessing Bolden won't be ready.
"[The medical staff] tested him Sunday and he still had memory problems," Paterno told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . "They are going to test him again [Wednesday}.
"But, if you ask me, if I had to guess, he won't be able to make it. I don't want to take any chances. I just don't know."
It's nice to see that Paterno doesn't want to take any chances with a freshman quarterback coming off of a concussion. Personally I don't care what the doctors tell me, if I'm Bolden's coach, he's getting a week off. The question is who will replace him? McGloin took over for Bolden on Saturday and threw a couple of touchdowns, but he only completed 6-of-13 passes and also threw an interception.
Which is probably why he's sharing snaps with Kevin Newsome in practice this week.