Word has come down through the ESPN B1G blog that Silas Redd, John Urschel, and Jordan Hill will not be attending the Big Ten Media Days scheduled to take place in Chicago on Thursday and Friday.
Head coach Bill O’Brien will be there.
These and other possible defections might portend a poor future for the team.
You’ll recall that Urschel (6-3, 287) is the starting right guard on O’Brien’s depth chart. He has already graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He’s just a junior in terms of football eligibility and he would be a tremendous catch for a top school with a well regarded graduate program. However, he did appear for the team statement this morning. Eric Shrive (6-6, 312) is listed beneath Urschel on the depth chart at right guard.
Jordan Hill (6-1, 298) is a starting defensive tackle. Listed behind him is tight end convert Kyle Baublitz (6-5, 270).
Regarding the handling of the crippling NCAA sanctions, USC head coach Lane Kiffin spoke highly of O’Brien and offered some advice from one who as been there. USC is reportedly after Silas Redd. Seems like advice would be a conflict of interest for Kiffin, but in any case, you can read about it on Yahoo Sports.