With Penn State’s season opener just six days away, it’s getting close to decision time for coach Joe Paterno. Who will be the Nittany Lions starting quarterback when they play Indiana State on Saturday?
Will it be Matt McGloin (1,548 yards, 14 TD, 9 INT in nine games in 2010), the confident redshirt junior who played well at times down the stretch but struggled with decision making? Or Rob Bolden (1,360 yards, 5 TD, 7 INT in 10 games), who won the starting job as a true freshman at the start of last season before he was pulled in favor of McGloin in November.
The decision could come at any time. On Tuesday, Paterno is expected to address the media at Beaver Stadium and participate in a Big Ten coaches teleconference. The 84-year-old coach is also expected to be a guest on Penn State’s weekly radio show on Thursday night. Last year, the announcement to start Bolden was not made until the Wednesday night before the first game, and it came by way of an athletic department-issued press release.
The question remains: who will be the first player off the team bus outside on Saturday morning?