Starting quarterback Matt McGloin remains sidelined with a concussion suffered Dec. 17 in a locker room scuffle with wide receiver Curtis Drake.
McGloin has not been medically cleared to return to practice, meaning Rob Bolden likely will get the start Monday when No. 24 Penn State (9-3) faces No. 20 Houston (12-1) in the TicketCity Bowl.
Bolden took all of the snaps with the first-team offense today, while walk-on Shane McGregor served as the backup.
"The longer you go, the odds of [Matt] playing aren't very good," interim coach Tom Bradley said.
Bolden, a sophomore, has not started a game since Oct. 15 against Purdue.
In other news:
-- Penn State's 50-day search for a new football was dealt a setback today.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak, a Scranton native who was the top pick of the search committee put in charge of hiring a successor for former coach Joe Paterno, said he is not interested in becoming the next head coach at his alma mater.
"I have a great deal of respect for Penn State and I hope they find a great coach there, but I am happy where I'm at," Munchak told The Tennessean of Nashville.
"I love my alma mater, but I have no interest in being the head coach at Penn State. I never want to leave Tennessee."
-- Senior defensive end Jack Crawford said he has been invited to the Jan. 28 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Other invitees include a pair of fifth-year seniors - defensive tackle Devon Still and left guard Johnnie Troutman – and senior cornerback D'Anton Lynn.
-- Bradley said sophomore tailback Silas Redd, who was slowed the final three games by a bruised collarbone, is "back to 100 percent."
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