Going, going, finally gone: Penn State’s Paul Jones will now play for Robert Morris

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Paul Jones is now the latest backup quarterback to transfer out of Penn State. 
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On Monday, Jones tweeted his intention to leave the school and play football at Robert Morris University, in his hometown of Pittsburgh. 
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And, presumably, where he will be a quarterback. 
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Jones, a redshirt sophomore, lost the starting QB battle to Matt McGloin this spring and eventually was moved to tight end at the beginning of the season. 
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Paul Jones was a Blue-White Game standout, but never got on the real playing field at quarterback.

He caught one pass for seven yards against Navy. 
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He then left the team less than two weeks later. 
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Jones had come to the Nittany Lions from Sto-Rox High as one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation — and one of the biggest, eventually growing to 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds. 
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He featured good mobility and tremendous arm strength but after redshirting in 2010, academic problems held him out of action last year. 
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He finished third in the quarterback competition this summer, losing the main backup role to true freshman Steven Bench.
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Now he will start over at Robert Morris, which is a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) team that is 4-6 this season. 
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Jones joins other recent disenchanted Penn State backup quarterback who have transferred, including Pat Devlin (Delaware), Kevin Newsome (Temple) and Rob Bolden (LSU). 
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