Eastern Michigan Eagles Land LSU Quarterback Transfer Rob Bolden


Sep 7, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Rob Bolden (1) leaps over UAB Blazers cornerback Lamarcus Farmer (3) as he carries the ball in the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated UAB 56-17. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten fans might remember Rob Bolden as the only true freshmen to start the season under center for the Penn State Nittany Lions.  They also may remember Bolden transferring to LSU after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

After transferring to LSU, Rob Bolden was converted to a wide receiver but spent most of the last two seasons on the bench.

For his senior season Bolden is transferring to Eastern Michigan and will be available to play for the Eastern Michigan Eagles this season.

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But not as a wide-out.

Bolden will is transferring the Eastern as a quarterback and will provide immediate competition to presumed starter Brogan Roback.

"“We are glad he is now an Eagle and that he will finish his career back in Southeast Michigan,” Eagles head coach Chris Creighton said."

Bolden joins four other quarterbacks on the Eagles roster but is only one of two with college game experience.  Brogan Roback played in 8 games last season while backing-up Tyler Benz. The Eagles new head coach Chris Creighton didn’t anoint Rob Bolden as his new starting quarterback and said leadership ability more than experience will factor into his decision.

"“Experience doesn’t guarantee anything, but the makeup of our quarterbacks is very young,” Creighton said. “Rob is essentially going to be a graduate student, so that’s immediately something that I think he brings to the table.”"

It would not be surprising if Rob Bolden wins the starting job out of fall training camp. He is in his last year of eligibility and he didn’t come to Ypsilanti to play wide receiver or sit the bench.  By starting Bolden the Eagles can allow Brogan Roback another season to develop and hand the offense to him in 2015.

But no matter how they chose to use Rob Bolden having a bona-fide Big Ten talent (with something to prove) on the roster will make the Eagles better in 2014. Should be a fun to be an Eagles fan this season.