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Robert Bolden Will Seek Transfer, According To Father

In what might be the first substantiated rumor to hit Penn State in weeks, Robert Bolden's father has told the Altoona Mirror's Cory Giger that his son will likely transfer from Penn State in the coming days. Bolden's father, Robert Sr., said the decision to leave Penn State was made prior to the Outback Bowl. Bolden Sr. said he has reached out to some other FBS schools and that he expects his son will try to transfer there.

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Here are some of Bolden Sr.'s comments, via Giger.

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"Penn State, at this point, does not seem to be the right fit for him," Bolden's father, Robert Sr., said. "I guess at the end of the day Penn State has to do what Penn State feels is best for their program, and Robert Bolden has to do the same. He decided he doesn't want to play for Penn State anymore, so he's looking to move on."

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"Clearly, the same principles to which he supposedly lost his job over aren't the same principles that were in place that game, to say the least."

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Bolden started seven games for Penn State to open the 2010 season but lost his starting job to Matthew McGloin after suffering a concussion at Minnesota, never to regain it. Despite McGloin's five interceptions against Florida in the Outback Bowl, Bolden didn't see a snap as the Nittany Lions fell to the Gators.

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Former Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark tweeted that he'd try to talk to Bolden, but apparently found out quickly that Bolden's decision is firm.

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Smh...... I think it's too late.. Been told he's already goneless than a minute ago via Osfoora for iPhone

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With Kevin Newsome also reportedly transferring, Penn State could be down to two quarterbacks, McGloin and redshirt freshman Paul Jones, by the time 2011 begins.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.