Joe Paterno said Thursday night he's still not sure if Rob Bolden or Matt McGloin will start at quarterback Saturday against Northwestern, although he did mention he would like to pick one guy and stick with him.
Bolden received most of the first-team reps in practice this week, the Mirror has learned, but Paterno would not confirm if he will start.
"Right now we're thinking about one [quarterback]. I'm not even sure, as we talk, whether we know which one it's gonna be," Paterno said on weekly radio show. "But I would like to start with one, with the idea he's the guy, and hopefully he'll do well. And if not, we'll make some adjustments and make some substitutions."
Bolden started the first seven games but suffered a concussion during the first half at Minnesota two weeks ago. McGloin finished that game and started against Michigan last week.
McGloin played well against the Wolverines, completing 17-of-28 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in Penn State's 41-31 win. Paterno said earlier this week the two quarterbacks would battle it out in practice to determine the starter.
Paterno will be going for his 400th victory Saturday.
"The Michigan game certainly was a good win for us," Paterno said. "But when I look at tapes of Northwestern, Northwestern is probably a little better overall, especially defensively."
-- Cory Giger