We all know about the issues surrounding Penn State and their football program and how all of their players have become free agents, but what we don’t know is what LSU coach Les Miles is currently thinking recruiting Robert Bolden. As a matter of fact, no one can claim to have any bit of an idea of what Miles is conjuring up under that hat. At this point, all we can assume is that Les Miles is trolling his own fans.
This past weekend, Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden made a visit to LSU and is considering transferring. The 6-foot-3, 214 pound junior is looking to upset the balance all Tiger fans are finally excited about. Normally having a quarterback with Bolden’s skills transfer in may be considered a positive thing for a team just losing two senior quarterbacks, one to the NFL, yes Jarrett Lee is currently a San Diego Charger, and one to where ever Jordan Jefferson is, but not this year. This year the Tigers have already anointed their savior in Zach Mettenberger (Mettsiah) and don’t need anyone coming in and stepping on his toes.
Bolden was a 4-star recruit out of high school and rated the number 4 quarterback in the country, but he dramatically under performed at Penn State last season after having a decent freshman year. The one positive Bolden has going for him with LSU fans at this point may be the fact that his numbers against Alabama were better than both Lee and Jefferson in both games…..combined.
In all actuality, the Tigers could use a guy that has 16 career starts considering none of their current quarterbacks have a start under their belt. He would be a solid backup plan for them. And while Stephen Rivers seems to have a decent grasp of things as a backup, and a cannon for an arm, should something happen to Mettenberger throwing Rivers in to the SEC fire could end disastrously for the Tigers.
The real question is does Les really need to start out the Mettenberger era by bringing in a quarterback that is looking to play immediately? Someone that may only end up being a distraction for the the team and Mettsiah? Only Les Miles knows what he doing, if that makes any sense.
I can see both the positives of bringing in an experienced quarterback like Bolden and I can also see what problems could occur should Mettenberger slip just a little bit. Miles is a pretty trigger happy guy when it comes to quarterbacks, if last year wasn’t proof enough of that.