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Rob Bolden could be a candidate to start in 2011, if he sticks around.
The most pressing issue, of course, is behind center, where Penn State has a few options to go with at quarterback. Of course, it depends on who will actually be around.
Joe Paterno recently suggested that Kevin Newsome was likely to be heading out of the program at the end of the spring semester, an idea that has been rumored since the end of the 2010 season. If Newsome is indeed out of the mix then the competition will be between Rob Bolden, Matt McGloin and Paul Jones, who took a redshirt in 2010.
Bolden experienced some growing pains in his first season on the field as a true freshman and was taken out of the starter's role partly because of a concussion situation. Though Bolden showed flashes of a promising future the offense largely rested in the hands of McGloin for the rest of the season.
Bolden was denied a release form his scholarship, putting his future at Penn State in uneasy water but if he remains at Penn State he has the ability to be the favorite to win the starting job this upcoming season.
Bolden completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,360 yards in 10 total games last season, including a handful of starts. Bolden had five touchdowns and seven interceptions, struggling in the red zone along with the rest of the offense.