Penn State tailback Silas Redd will transfer from Linebacker U. to Running Back U. Redd is heading to USC after spending much time with coach Lane Kiffin and quarterback Matt Barkley over the weekend.
I’d say “details forthcoming”, but I’ll leave that to ESPN and the sports news wonks. There’s really not much more to be said, other than we here at the Turkey wish Silas the best of everything for a successful future at Southern Cal and beyond. We knew he was going to be a great one when he first set foot on the field.
Back in his Connecticut home area, The Stamford Advocate had the best coverage.
Bill Belton will probably be sucked up the depth chart into the vacuum at the first-string slot left by Redd’s whirlwind courtship and elopement with USC. Belton is not the pure runner that Redd is, but he adds a weapon as a pass receiver.
This evening, tight end Kevin Haplea, who has two remaining years of eligibility, has left the program and he might transfer to Florida State, putting a crimp in Bill O’Brien’s tight end oriented offense. He was listed as second string in the depth chart at the “F” tight end position.
So, add Redd and Haplea to the list of NCAA sanction casualties. We also learned today that Khairi Fortt was considering a transfer to Cal. We’ll know whether he, too, will be sailing into the sunset along with his old pal Silas by the end of this week.
Then, of course, there’s all-around kicker Anthony Fera, who previously put the team on notice that he might consider a transfer to his home state of Texas, if UT needs him.