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So I was listening to Steve Jones show yesterday and he said Bolden wasn't participating in Spring practice at LSU? At least I thought he did, but he didn't elaborate on it. Is this injury related, Bolden related? Did he quit? I tried a little google research and couldn't find anything. Help!
I'm guessing its talent related.
"Miles said that the scrimmage will focus mainly on 1st and 10 situations and that all four healthy quarterbacks on the roster will get snaps. Backup quarterback Rob Bolden continues to recover from a knee injury and will not participate in live action this spring."
BATON ROUGE � LSU will go through its first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday in Tiger Stadium � weather permitting - as the Tigers conclude their second week of spring drills.
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He got the dreaded "injury" that seems to plague non-contributing backups in SEC schools for some reason...
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Let's all just hope that the kid gets some type of degree and uses it to find a good job.
Bingo. Mr. Bolden is about to become a victim of SEC oversigning.
If Miles gets him a medical redshirt, I'd be shocked. That's not his style at all. He's much more of the "I forgot I signed so many damn kids, and I need to find a dorm room. Now GTFO."- type.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
I hope not, even though IMO he had a bad attitude at times (and I dont think Mr. Bolden helped his son), he stuck it out for a bit. Think he is just going to have to face that everything happened is a large part on his own shoulders. Yes, Jay mightve not been the best QB coach, but Bolden was just no the QB we thought he could be coming out of HS and I think Miles sees this now and I wouldnt be surprised Miles is going "doh!" and figuring a way to get out of the scholly.
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He's no longer a 'free' scholarship, so this shouldn't be surprising.
I'm rooting for him. I had a class with him, and in the limited interactions we had he seemed like a nice guy.
This. He'll likley be dismissed for "violating team rules" after getting a parking ticket for an expired meter.
Bolden is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last fall and he is participating on a very limited basis. He's basically going through the motions of what new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is teaching the other QB's and that's it.
The 2012 season was a redshirt year for Bolden so he still has two years to play two. However, after this spring, there is some chatter amongst some of our sources that he may opt to take his talents elsewhere to get a better chance at playing since he is already No. 3 on the depth chart and will likely fall to 4th as true freshman Anthony Jennings will likely get some time due to his running threat.
I'm guessing he will get him a medical hardship scholarship, which means that Bolden doesn't play anymore but stays on scholarship and does not count towards the team's scholarship limit. Happens all the time. Nick Saban is a pro at doing it.
The Bolden situation reminds me of a guy that has a decent wife, has some ups and downs but life is ok, not really what you thought it would be but with a little work it could work out. Then a smokin hottie, in a moment of weakness bats her eyes at him, flirts and ends up banging him in a one night stand. So he divorces his wife, moves across the country shows up on her doorstep thinking they would live together forever and she would make all his dreams come true. Except she slams the door in his face and as he slinks back to his dodge stratus loaded with all his life's possessions and peers in through the window he sees some stud ravaging the girl he thought was going to make everything better.
Since this is a conversation about schollies, I thought I'd ask my question here rather than starting a new thread. Could current players on scholarship give up their ship if they had the financial means to pay? Maybe guys with a year to go could make that sacrifice for the greater good. Also, could other individuals contribute to a fund for the players who took this step? The money goes toward their education so I don't think it would be considered an improper benefit. No different than when the local VFW or civic group provide money to local college kids. Any thoughts?
RB is so schizo it's not even funny. He's turning in to some high school kids committing to 4 or 5 schools before signing on the dotted line.
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I don't think that is the case at all. I have been his biggest critic, but I think most feel he is a good kid. I think he went through Spring and saw that he was no better than 3rd on the depth chart as a JR. He looked over at LSU and saw that their QB situation was actually worse than ours and took a chance. In hind-sight, he probably should have went to an FCS or low-level FBS program where the job was promised to him.
I meant medical hardship in my post, but Miles hasn't been one to give those things out. I know what they do though. They're a very useful tool for a coach who's willing to go through the trouble to get one for his guys.
I actually don't mind Saban doing it. It takes care of the kid, still ensures his free education, etc.
This seems bitter, and extremely specific. Are you ok?
I believe you could (I could be wrong about that), but I highly doubt that happening. One thing though, if they receive any aid whatsoever (even a $50 award from PSU outside of the athletic dept) they would be considered on scholarship and count towards out number. The except to this would be former walk-ons now on scholarship who never were "formally recruited" to play football at PSU (meaning they never took an official visit and were only contacted by staff assistants). Josh Hall is an example of this... it has been said that he was not on athletic scholarship during his last season because he had an academic scholarship. It did not count towards our limit because he was never formally recruited.
Yeah, I don't mind it either, but some kids are pushed into it and reluctantly accept knowing that the alternative is no scholarship at all. Most kids have friends and are settled in... they would rather not play football and go to school where they are instead of transfer. Still sucks for them that their football career is over.
Bolden was a fool for going to LSU. If he was looking for a good situation LSU was not it. That was Mattenburgers job. The allure of getting out and playing early did him in. If he would have found a situation with a good senior qb and limited depth he could have gone there and produced in year 2. Another kid thinking short term. If he would have gone to a Sryacuse, NC State type program losing a good qb he would have been in a much better situation.
Well, LSU didn't have much talent at that time at QB. It was a decent choice even if he had to wait a year. He would have a ton of talent around him. But, we all know his QB issues... sometimes you just don't see it when it's your own problem.
BTHO of the alternative approach though, where coaches shop kids around and/or blatantly cut them from the squad.
Yeah it does, which is why they all take it. And usually, the coach will keep the player on as some kind of student-assistant. Keeps them in the loop... helps keep them happy.
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