Penn State Football: Rob Bolden and Curtis Drake Not with Team

Rob Greissinger@@Rob_Gsinger25Correspondent IIMay 18, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 29:  Jonathan Brown #45 of the Illinois Fighting Illini hits Rob Bolden #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions causing a fumble during the game on October 29, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Junior quarterback Rob Bolden along with redshirt junior cornerback Curtis Drake are not with team according to several reports. Blue and White Illustrated's Nate Bauer was able to confirm that both players were not with the team for Penn State's first summer session of classes.

Bolden has struggled in two seasons with the Nittany Lions. In both seasons, Bolden started the season as the starting quarterback before getting replaced by redshirt senior Matt McGloin.  

It would not be a surprise if Bolden wants to transfer again. After Bolden's freshman season, he requested to transfer, but Joe Paterno denied the request. 

During his sophomore season, Bolden progressively got worse as the season went on. 

According to and Lions 24/7, Bill O'Brien is expected to name a starting quarterback by the end of the month. 

Drake sat out this spring to focus on academics. Blue and White Illustrated's Nate Bauer also reported that Drake pulled through academically and will be with the team at some point this summer. 

Drake has a had a sketchy past. He has been cited for disorderly conduct twice (2010 and 2011), during his time at Penn State. Drake was also involved in a locker room scuffle with McGloin this past December. Bolden was forced to start the TicketCity Bowl after McGloin suffered a concussion in the altercation with Drake. reports that their futures with the program are not known at this time.

Update: On May 22, the Centre Daily Times reported that Rob Bolden will stay at Penn State.The Centre Daily quotes Bolden's high school position coach Don Buchanan in the report. Penn State sports information director Jeff Nelson told the Centre Daily that Bolden is back on campus.