PSU's Bolden still undecided about future

June, 3, 2011
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Spring practice at Penn State wrapped up 48 days ago.

Final exams at Penn State concluded May 6.

And quarterback Rob Bolden still doesn't know whether he'll continue his playing career for the Nittany Lions.
"No, I still haven't [decided anything]," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Bolden declined to elaborate.

Let the angst continue.

It's a bit surprising that Bolden hasn't reached a decision by now. We're definitely in the middle of transfer season, but most players make decisions like these shortly after the academic year concludes.

Bolden went through spring practice and had no public complaints about his treatment and the quarterback competition, which he called fair. He finished school with no issues and, according to his Twitter page, has been spending the past few weeks hanging out at home in Michigan.

Penn State's coaches didn't name a starting quarterback after spring practice, but the race is down to Bolden and Matt McGloin. My belief: if Bolden builds on his spring with a strong performance in fall camp -- remember, he blew away the competition last August -- he'll be the starter.

But he has to first decide if he'll be in State College when camp kicks off.

What does Bolden need to hear or see to cement his decision?

His indecision leaves Penn State in a tough spot. If Bolden leaves, what does that mean for Kevin Newsome, another potential candidate to transfer? What does it mean for Paul Jones?

Not to put too much on one player, but Penn State's outlook will be shaped largely by what Bolden decides.

We're waiting ...

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