USC swimmer Clement Leffert added a silver medal to his gold today when France finished second in the men’s 4×200 meter relay at the London Olympics.
Penn State tailback Silas Redd released a statement today on his transfer:
“I continue to have aspirations for my life, and as my family and I considered the bigger picture, both on and off the field, it became clearer to me that USC will be the best fit for my academic, athletic, and personal needs over the next two years.”
Here is USC athletic director Pat Haden’s full statement on the transfer of Penn State tailback Silas Redd:
“We welcome Silas Redd to the Trojan Family. He is an outstanding student and athlete. When the NCAA presented the option to transfer, Silas and his family put a lot of thought and research into making this decision.
“At USC, we’ve seen both sides of this issue, having lost a number of players to transfer due to our NCAA sanctions in 2010. But Lane Kiffin and his coaches would not be doing their job if they did not try to improve our team every single day. There is a specific need here for a player like Silas Redd, so Lane and our coaches recruited him within the guidelines set up in this instance by the NCAA.”
After meeting with Penn State coach Bill O’Brien, tailback Silas Redd announced he would transfer to USC. Redd immediately solves USC’s depth problems at tailback and means freshman Nelson Agholor will probably get to play wide receiver.
BCS guru Jerry Palm predicts that will be the national championship game on Jan. 7 in Miami.
Offensive lineman Sean Harlow of San Clemente, the son of former USC lineman Pat Harlow, committed to Washington. This might have been someone who signed with USC if the Trojans had a full complement of scholarships but could not because of scholarship reductions.
This should be the day Penn State tailback Silas Redd announces his decision. Redd is expected to announce around 3 p.m. (PT).
Defensive end Devon Kennard underwent successful surgery on his torn chest muscle but still might miss the season. And former USC swimmer Rebecca Soni won the silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics.
Former USC cornerback Terrell Thomas, who tore his ACL last year, reinjured his knee. Details here. Meanwhile, former USC linebacker Thomas Williams was waived by Tampa Bay.