Question Of The Day

If you want USC to land Penn State tailback Silas Redd, were you upset when Tennessee and other schools recruited USC players after the Trojans were hit with NCAA sanctions?

Facebook Twitter Plusone Reddit Digg Tumblr Email
  • You say timeout, I say touchdown!

    There’s a big difference here. Penn St. deserves everything they got coming to them.

    USC was screwed by the hypocrite Paul Dee and did not deserve the level of sanctions it was handed.

    F you Paul Dee. Good riddance.

  • bazinga

    No, and yes. I was most upset to see Glen Stanley leave and incoming freshman Seantrel Henderson go to Miami, which was not really part of the free agency sanction. The other guys were less significant losses, but they made me mad at the NCAA, not the other schools and not the players themselves. I was upset because I thought the sanctions were unprecedented and unwarranted. I was upset because the free agency period lasted a full two seasons. If USC gets Silas Redd, I won’t feel bad because Penn St was more guilty, because the sanctions were more deserved, the process is more fair, and because karma is now slightly more balanced after USC lost Malik Jackson, Jordan Campbell, DJ Shoemate, Vidal Hazelton, Trevon Patterson, Blake Ayles and probably a few guys I’ve forgotten already.

  • dtksr1

    I did not want any trojan players or commits to leave the program. But I was also realistic in not begrudging a player for doing so as it is his life & future. I knew SC would survive through this ordeal as PSU will survive although probably not as soon. I have no feelings about Kiffin looking at Redd although if he has a history of fumbling the ball then my advice to him is stay at PSU… you won’t get much playing time running the ball here if you cough up the football.

  • Trojan Conquest

    First off, this is really complicated. Really glad Paterno lost all those victories since he covered up this pedophile, and the $60 mil fine. But why punish the existing players? There is nothing wrong with “recruiting” these players, and let them decide what’s best for their situation. I hope these players can take the emotions and hype about loyalty created by the Penn State people and O’Brien, and do what’s best for them.

  • NJ Trojan

    All’s fair in love & war & the NCAA.

  • DixieTrojan

    Something we have learned from sanctions: Opposing sports fans love it when a team gets sanctions…. until it happens to their team.

    The NCAA sanctions against USC were total BS. SC got those sanctions because Mike Garrett was an a-hole. Penn State, on the other hand, was guilty of creating the biggest pedophile paradise since the Neverland Ranch.

    F Penn State. Let them rot.

  • 51Grad

    I am amazed that the NCAA would do this to Penn St. This was a criminal act by the head coach, no players were involved, yet they take it out on the football team by punishing the players because the coach did not report what he knew.

    They sited this is a case of lack of institutional control why no other sport was sanctioned? This whole thing makes no sense at all.

  • Bill

    Lack of Institutional control was rampant at Southern Cal and they should have been hit much much harder. Garrett and Chetey Pete stonewalled the NCAA. Southern Cal didn’t sue because they didn’t Mr Cheat Forever testifying under oath about what really went on!

    Penn St is completely different. It was a coach teaching a camp and doing all that terrible stuff. It would be like if Monte Kiffin, who looks like a pedophile, molesting young boys coaching the Pop Warner teams on campus. It has nothing to do with the program.

    Bill

  • SCFTBL1

    Slander. Ban Bill!

  • ftfo2009

    USC didn’t sue because the only suit they would be able to file would be against the lawfulness of the NCAA as an institution, not on the legality of their judgements and actions.

    It would be more like if Monte Kiffin ran a charity for 40 years, and used that charity to meet boys to rape anywhere he wanted, on campus, in the usc locker room, etc. Then it would be like if Lane Kiffin found out about it and there was physical, public evidence of his knowledge in the form of official reports, and then Lane Kiffin doing nothing about it, for 40 years. Then it would be like Max Nikias knowing about it, then committing a felony by covering it up. Then it would be like all of them, with dozens of people knowing about it, lying openly about it to the NCAA, for 40 years. In that sense, no, it has nothing to do with the program, except for the fact that pretty much everybody within the program committed a felony by failing to report child sexual abuse. So yeah, go ahead and show me the physical evidence that Pete Carroll, Lane Kiffin, Steven Sample, Mike Garrett and Max Nikias knew about a felony and tried and failed to cover it up, and then I’ll agree that you’re not a flaming retard who wouldn’t know a good analogy if it raped him in the PSU showers.

  • LAWYER JOHN

    I think “Bill” just crossed the line with his Monte Kiffin and pedophile comment

    Is there such a thing as “crossing the line” on this blog?

  • How does Scott Wolf keep his job?

    Bill – put on your helmet and wipe your mouth. You’re drooling again.

    How does Scott Wolf keep his job?

  • marvgoux

    How many players does SC have under scholarship now? Is there room to take any new players for this Fall?

  • W.E.B. Dupree

    Bill, if you dare mention a certain name that rhymes with Schmed Schmallin, you will have truly crossed the line!

  • NJ Trojan

    @marvgoux: Including Burnett, Markowtiz & Andrew (WOs that earned scholarships) & 11 incoming FRs (3 more enrolled early–Starr, Wheeler & Wilson), USC has 75 scholarship players on its roster. My understanding is that of the incoming FR only Rogers has to clear the NCAA.

  • Edward

    Wilson is part of 2011 class.