Posted by Tom Fornelli
Yesterday JoePa said that if he had to guess , Robert Bolden wouldn't be playing this weekend against Michigan. Today his mom said the same thing.
It doesn't look like the Penn State quarterback will be playing this week, a week after suffering a concussion during a win against Minnesota. Bolden is supposed to undergo tests on Wednesday to see if he has recovered from the concussion, but his mother says that he failed the same test on Sunday, and her son won't be on the field this week.
"He really wants to play against Michigan -- his heart is just going to be really broken," Tonya McNeal told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . "He failed that concussion test, which is not good.
"I think it's best for him if they sit him down this week. Hopefully, he can play next week [against Northwestern]."
Which is the right decision to make for Bolden, so hopefully no matter what the results say of Bolden's test on Wednesday, Joe Paterno will heed the advice of his mother. She always knows best, after all.
Since Bolden won't be playing this week, that means either Matt McGloin -- who replaced Bolden against Minnesota -- or Kevin Newsome will get the start against the Wolverines. Both have been taking snaps with the first team this week.