It took this long to figure it out, but the Nittany Lions have finally selected their captains on the eve of the season opener, and there are a lot of them. None of them, however, happens to be a quarterback.
Pictured above from left to right, senior safety Drew Astorino, senior offensive tackle Quinn Barham, senior wideout Derek Moye, and senior defenive tackle Devon Still will be the team leaders for 2011.
The Nittany Lions generally choose as their captains seniors who are effective leaders. If the starting quarterback happens to be a senior, he is generally a shoo in. Neither Rob Bolden nor Matt McGloin are seniors in terms of football eligibility, although McGloin has senior class standing, having been red-shirted for a year. Besides, although it has been reported widely that Bolden will start on Saturday, no one really knows who the real starting quarterback is!