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Paterno ‘might play both’ Bolden and McGloin

Jerry DiPaola

Penn State coach Joe Paterno refused today to name a starting quarterback for the game Saturday against Northwestern at Beaver Stadium, declaring an open competition this week between redshirt sophomore Matt McGloin and freshman Rob Bolden.

McGloin led the Nittany Lions to a 41-31 victory against Michigan on Saturday while replacing Bolden, who suffered a concussion Oct. 23 at Minnesota.

Bolden, who started the first seven games of the season, is fully recovered and could have played against Michigan, Paterno said.

“We are going to let them compete and make a decision later on in the week,” he said. “We are fortunate that, all of a sudden, we have a couple kids who can get the job done for us.”

Paterno also did not rule out playing both players Saturday.

“We might play both since they are both young kids and try to give them some experience.”

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