First it was a true freshman, now it's a former walk-on.
Joe Paterno announced during his weekly radio show Thursday night redshirt sophomore Matt McGloin will get the start Saturday against Michigan. McGloin takes over for freshman Rob Bolden, who took a blow to the head during the second quarter of a 33-21 win at Minnesota last week. Bolden failed his first concussion test Sunday, and earlier in the week Paterno said he wanted to err on the side of caution with concussion-like symptoms.
"We're going to go with Mac to start with," Paterno said. "There's an outside chance Bolden will go. Mac is a good enough quarterback. He'll get the job done."
Last week, McGloin entered in the second quarter of the game, and in his only appearance so far this season, went 6-for-13 for 76 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Paterno proclaimed himself a "one-quarterback man," saying he would only use more than one quarterback if he was forced to.
If Bolden is out, sophomore Kevin Newsome will back up McGloin. Newsome, typically a running threat out of the shotgun, is 6-for-13 this year with neither a touchdown nor an interception.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. against the Wolverines at Beaver Stadium.
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