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Larry Brown Sports:
When Lane Kiffin shamelessly began recruiting former Penn State running back Silas Redd, who eventually transferred to USC, most people said that that is something all college football coaches would do. Not Bill O’Brien, man of morals that he is.
The current Penn State football coach, who took the job while the school was being investigated for potentially covering up the actions of pedophile Jerry Sandusky, says he’s above such reprehensible conduct (comments at the 7:00 mark in the video above).
“Hell no!” O’Brien said. “That’s not the right thing to do in my opinion. So I wouldn’t do that.
“I’m not fighting for my career, I’m fighting for Penn State,” O’Brien said. “For what’s right about this football program and so at the end of the day, like I said, these coaches are playing by the rules. That’s what they’re doing.”
I love the way that O’Brien is trying to make himself into a martyr who is leading Penn State football through its “dark ages” where they feel the
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Lane Kiffin didnt want USC to be ranked number one any preseason polls. On Thursday, he got his wish.
USC is ranked third in the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll behind LSU and Alabama. Despite being third, the Trojans received more first place votes, 19, than top ranked LSU, 18.
The Crimson Tide received 20 first-place votes.
Others in the Pac-12 included in the Preseason Poll...
The big question on all Penn State football fans minds following player transfers this past week in wake of NCAA sanction is simple: what next?
What next in the Nittany Lions’ backfield, where 1,200 yard rusher Silas Redd is gone and off to Southern California. Also on offense, quarterback Rob Bolden left for LSU and tight end Kevin Haplea bolted to Florida State. On defense,...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin wrapped up questions on the stage at Pac-12 Media Day only to be greeted by a lightning round of more questions at the lunch table. Below is a full transcript of the lunch time talk between the media and Kiffin.
The very moment that the NCAA announced that Penn State players could transfer and play immediately, Lane Kiffin began scheming on how he could lure running back Silas Redd to USC. He played it coy in the media and even offered Penn State coach Bill O’Brien advice on dealing with sanctions. But all the while, his sights were set on convince Redd to transfer to USC.
So how did Kiffin...
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Running back Silas Redd, who ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season for Penn State, is transferring to USC.
Redd is the highest-profile student athlete to transfer from Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. On Monday, backup safety Tim Buckley became the first Penn State football player to transfer when he went to...
Ever since the sanctions handed down by the NCAA just over a week ago there's been a lot of speculation as to who may go and who may stay at Penn State, but no one drew as much attention as Junior running back Silas Redd. The junior running back was clearly the star of the offense for the 2012 Nittany Lions, rushing for over 1,200 yards in 2011.
Today he made the rumored...
When USC wants their guy, they go all-out. According to Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin, USC brought a Mercedes jet to woo Penn State running back Silas Redd to transfer to them.
Kiffin tells Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio:
After studying his roster and Penn State’s, Kiffin settled on Silas Redd as the Trojans’ only target. After a quick conversation, a mutual interest was established...
Depth at running back was a huge concern for USC entering the 2012 season.
On Tuesday, the Trojans got a little deeper.
Penn State running back Silas Redd has announced his intention to transfer to USC as first reported by The Petros and Money Show on FOX Sports Radio last Thursday.
Redd, who will be a junior in the fall and has two years of eligibility remaining, rushed for...
Even the ginormous support of 2,500 Penn State fans at yesterday’s Rise and Rally in Happy Valley was enough to keep Silas Redd in Blue & White. The Nittany Lions lost the only offensive weapon they had left from last year as Silas decided to take his talents to So. Cal. Man…
Apparently Lane Kiffin is still as good a recruiter as he was in the six hours he spent at Tennessee...
Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien has been relatively mum on the idea that some of his players could be looking for greener pastures. But now that seven players have decided to transfer and Lane Kiffin and that Mercedes jet has lured Silas Redd away, O’Brien can no longer hold his peace.
In an interview with the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia, O’Brien gave his thoughts on opposing...
Four Penn State players are gone. Redshirt safety Tim Buckley transferred to NC State. He was the first. Then came star tailback Silas Redd who rushed for over 1200 yards last year. He’s now a USC Trojan.
Junior TE Kevin Haplea is expected to transfer to Florida State. Only had 3 catches, and 1 TD but was an integral part of their blocking scheme.
QB Rob Bolden is transferring...
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The NCAA had considered giving the Nittany Lions a four-year death penalty, but once the school found out they held emergency meetings with the committee to come to a different conclusion.
In the end, the punishments were still...
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Taking the Redd-Eye flight out of town.
Penn State running back Silas Redd is transferring to USC. (ESPN)
We will get by. We will survive.
Around 4,500 Penn State fans showed their support for the banhamered football...