September 1, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Rob Bolden (1) prior to kickoff of a game against the North Texas Mean Green at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated North Texas 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Bolden to transfer to Eastern Michigan


Rob Bolden will be transferring to Eastern Michigan after two years of sitting on the bench at LSU, as John Taylor of College Football Talk passes on. The senior should be able to play for the Eagles during the upcoming season if he’s already received his degree at LSU, and it appears he’ll be making the move official once classes are done in Baton Rouge this summer.

The move ends a disappointing stint at LSU for Bolden, who never played a role for the Tigers after transferring to the school in 2012. At that time, he was leaving Penn State in wake of the scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, and eventually decided on making LSU his next stop.

Things never quite worked out with the Tigers, however, as Bolden never played a down with the team and ended up getting moved from quarterback to wide receiver during spring practice this year. A quarterback for the prior four years, it was a clear indication that Bolden’s place with the team was shaky entering the 2014 season.

So rather than spend another year competing for scraps of playing time at LSU, Bolden will head to Eastern Michigan and potentially return to his old position. Indeed, Taylor says that Bolden is expected to play quarterback for the Eagles next season, which would make for a nice homecoming.

Bolden was born in Orchard Lake, Mich., and also considered transferring to Central Michigan before deciding to head to the Eagles. He struggled badly as a member of the Nittany Lions, completing just 50 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards, seven touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2010-11.

 

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