Monday, July 6, 2015

Lion Eyes Joe Juliano

Bolden starts at QB for Penn State

Lion Eyes Joe Juliano

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Freshman Rob Bolden started at quarterback for Penn State Saturday against Northwestern as Joe Paterno tries for his 400th career win.
Bolden entered the game for the Nittany Lions’ first possession after the Wildcats drove 74 yards in seven plays, scoring on a 6-yard run by quarterback Dan Persa to put Penn State in an early 7-0 hole.
Bolden, who started the Nittany Lions’ first seven games, suffered concussion-like symptoms in the second quarter of the game against Minnesota two weeks ago. He sat out last week’s Michigan contest as a precaution.
Coach Joe Paterno said the competition for the starting job was open at this week’s practice. Bolden and redshirt sophomore Matt McGloin received a relatively equal amount of snaps early in the week, but Bolden was said to have gotten more later.
McGloin came on after Bolden was injured and threw a pair of touchdown passes in the win over Minnesota. Last week, he passed for 250 yards and a touchdown, and ran for another score, in the 41-31 victory over Michigan.
 
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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