The junior running back doesn't look for ways to stir up controversy. Actually, he would rather go about his day to day with limited hoopla, instead preferring to press forward towards his long-time goal of rushing for 1,000 yards in a season.
But when asked Monday of Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen's constant use of "the school up north" when referring to Ole Miss, Bolden didn't mince words. Like his head coach, Houston Nutt, Bolden doesn't appreciate it.
And the reasoning is simple.
"None of us like it. We're not "the school up north." That's not the name of the school," Bolden said. "We're Ole Miss. That's kind of what it's been. We've been "the school up north" ever since that loss (to Mississippi State last season). We've had a lot of time to think about it."
Bolden admitted Mullen's use of "the school up north" was "pretty much" a slap in the face to the coaches and players.
"That's not the name we have across our jerseys or across anything we have," he said.
More of a slap in the face to Bolden, however, is a 41-27 loss to Mississippi State in 2009.
Ole Miss entered the game 8-4 overall with an opportunity to spend New Year's Day in Orlando, Fla. for the Captial One Bowl. Instead, Bolden and company were torched by an inspired Mississippi State team with nothing to lose.
"You can tell Coach Nutt has been really bothered by this situation since last year," Bolden said. "He really doesn't like being called "the school up north," because he has a lot of Ole Miss pride.
"During summer workouts, in our locker room, we had a thing called "We Remember." It was pretty much everything they said before the game and after the game, and reminded us of the score and everything. It's pretty much been burned into the back of everyone's minds."
Bolden said the team, mostly the offense, has confidence heading into its annual meeting with the in-state rival. Ole Miss played LSU, ranked No. 5 at the time, close, before ultimately falling, 43-36, in Baton Rouge.
Ole Miss' 36 points were the most scored against LSU this season.
"That's a real big confidence-booster, seeing what (LSU) has been doing all year," Bolden said. "They've been a pretty tough defense. To go out and do what we did, I think it's a real big confidence-booster for everybody. Everybody was out there making plays, having fun playing football."
Ole Miss had 420 yards of total offense, including 91 rushing yards from Bolden on 16 carries. Bolden also had a pair of touchdowns, giving him 13 on the season, which is second-most in school history. He's 69 yards shy of becoming the fifth running back in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
"That's a real big accomplishment," Bolden said of inching close to a 1,000-yard season. "This is one of the toughest leagues in America. To get 1,000 yards in the SEC is real big. It's not just from me. We have great offensive linemen. They've been doing real good from the beginning of the season until now. They've put me in this position."