SB Nation's Black Shoe Diaries pleads for the liberation of freshman quarterback Robert Bolden:
It was analyzed and prognosticated throughout the off-season that going into the Big Ten opener Penn State would be 3-1. Well true to form, Penn State is 3-1! (congratulations to anyone who looked at a schedule that said Youngstown State, Alabama, Kent State, Temple and thought Penn State would lose one of those games). The only difference was everyone assumed Kevin Newsome or Matt McGloin (for at least a week) would be the starting QB and not true freshman Robert Bolden.
Now that we are entering Big Ten play, the games matter more. Would it have been nice to beat Alabama? Of course it would, but realistically everyone without blue tinted glassed on assumed they would lose that game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have been bane of Penn State's existence the past two seasons. It's time for Penn State to flip the script and beat the Hawkeyes. In order to do so, Penn State needs to take the handcuffs off Robert Bolden and let him play.