August 1, 2012 at 2:41 PM
Three days after being removed from Penn State's roster, Rob Bolden's name is on LSU's.
It was reported Bolden, a junior quarterback, visited LSU's campus in Baton Rouge over the weekend, and he was added to the Tigers' roster Wednesday.
Bolden had an up-and-down career at Penn State.
In 2010 -- Bolden's freshman season,-- the 6-foot-4 Orchard Lake, Mich., native became the first true freshman quarterback to start the Nittany Lions' season opener under former coach Joe Paterno.
Last season, Bolden shared duty under center with Matt McGloin. In 10 games, Bolden threw for 685 yards, with two touchdowns and seven interceptions, while compiling a lousy 39.3 completion percentage.
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien announced McGloin would be the team's starting quarterback this season two months ago. And not only was Bolden not the starter, he was listed as the Lions' third-string signal caller on the depth chart, behind McGloin and Paul Jones.
It's expected Bolden will backup first-year starter Zach Mettenberger at LSU. Last season, seniors Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee shared reps at quarterback for an LSU team that won the SEC Championship and lost to Alabama in the BCS National Championship game.
Bolden will be eligible this season due to transfer rules for Penn State players after the NCAA issued unprecedented sanctions against the school last week. A total of five Penn State players have now transferred from the school in the past three days.