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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 convince Redd? Well, he explained how he did it on Wednesday to ESPN’s Colin Cowherd. And of course, the story goes just the way you think a Lane Kiffin recruitment story goes.
“I picked up the phone, in true SC fashion and called one of our great donors Ted Jones at Fletcher Jones Mercedes and I called him when we were at the SoHo House for the PAC-12 dinner and he said, ‘Let me guess, you’re calling about Silas. Where y’at?’”
“So he sent his big ole Mercedes jet which was in Vegas to pick us up in LA. We got done with the PAC-12 meetings. We flew to White Plains, NY. It was myself, my dad, our running...
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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,...
Silas Redd (@MomentOfSilas25) has reportedly deleted his twitter account. This can’t be a good sign for Penn State, as it now looks like he is USC bound. After all, the RB would probably want to avoid looking at his mentions at all cost after announcing a transfer.
Thanks to “The Herd” for the tip this morning.
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...
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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.
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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...
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.
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...
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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