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Paul Jones Will Redshirt


And then there were three.

Late this afternoon the news broke that freshman quarterback Paul Jones was informed that the staff had decided to redshirt him this season.

The staff has decided to redshirt highly-regarded true freshman Paul Jones.

Which may come as a surprise to those who last remember Jones lofting two nice scoring passes in April's Blue-White Game. Or how enrolling early in school, back in January, would give him an advantage to see playing time this fall.

This should not come as a surprise to those who have been paying attention to the reports coming out of practice the past two weeks. Despite enrolling early in January and looking like the most impressive quarterback in the Blue White game, the truth of the matter is that Jones could use another year to learn the playbook.

Obviously, the interesting thing about this news is that no decision was made regarding Robert Bolden who only just arrived on campus a little over a month ago. I don't know whether to be giddy that Bolden is holding his own with McGloin and Newsome or if I should start panicking that the upperclassmen can't seem to leave this freshman in the dust.

Given that all the news we hear about Bolden is positive, I'll lean toward the former. To this point I've never really claimed a pony in this race, but I must admit I'm starting to pull for Bolden. For no other reason I'm just dying to see what all the buzz is with this kid.