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Penn State’s Silas Redd to transfer to USC

USC’s somewhat murky situation at running back is finally gaining some clarity. As was widely expected, Penn State junior running back Silas Redd has decided to transfer to USC, immediately boosting a backfield that was lacking depth, according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon. Dave Ruden of the Stamford Advocate first reported the story. USC has […]

Kiffin declines to comment on reports linking USC to Penn State running back

USC is pursuing Penn State running back Silas Redd, according to multiple media reports. ESPN’s Joe Schad first reported Monday night that the Trojans had notified Penn State of its interest in Redd, a 5-foot-10 junior from Norwalk, Con. Redd rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns for the Nittany Lions last season. USC coach […]

Pat Haden responds to Penn State sanctions

In a statement Monday, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden urged all fans to remember the victims affected by the child sexual abuse scandal involving former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, calling the ordeal “unfortunate and tragic.” Earlier, the NCAA announced penalties against Penn State, including a $60 million fine and a four-year postseason ban, as […]

Matt Barkley among 34 named to O’Brien watch list

USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley was named to the Davey O’Brien Award preseason watch list, the Davey O’Brien Award Foundation announced Wednesday. The award is given annually to the nation’s best quarterback. Thirty-four players were named to the list, including two others from the Pac-12: Washington’s Keith Price and Washington State’s Jeff Tuel. Last season, […]

Robert Woods among 48 named to Biletnikoff watch list

USC junior wide receiver Robert Woods has been named to the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. announced Tuesday. The award, which annually honors college football’s most outstanding receiver, is named after Fred Biletnikoff, a member of the pro and college football halls of fame. In his 14-year career with […]

Bailey named to 2012 Butkus Award watch list

The preseason accolades keep growing for sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey. The Lakewood, Calif., native has now been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, the Butkus Foundation announced Monday. The list is made up of 51 candidates for the award, which annually honors the nation’s top linebacker. A season ago, Bailey finished with […]

McDonald, Robey land on Thorpe Award watch list

Senior safety T.J. McDonald and junior cornerback Nickell Robey have been named to the Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list, the Jim Thorpe Association announced Friday. The Thorpe Award recognizes the best defensive back in college football. An eventual winner will be selected from three finalists at The Home Depot College Football Awards show on […]

Three Trojans added to Nagurski Award watch list

Three USC players were named to the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award, the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America announced Thursday morning. The award is annually given to the best defensive player in college football. Sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey, senior safety T.J. McDonald and junior cornerback Nickell Robey were […]

Khaled Holmes on watch list for top interior lineman

Senior center Khaled Holmes has been named to the Outland Trophy preseason watch list, the Football Writers Association of America announced Thursday. Having already earned a selection to the Rimington Award watch list, which honors the nation’s best center, Holmes continues to attract the attention of preseason awards committees. Holmes joins 70 other players on […]

Andre Heidari among 30 named to the Lou Groza Award watch list

Sophomore kicker Andre Heidari has been named to the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award preseason watch list, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Wednesday. The award, which is annually given to the nation’s best collegiate placekicker, will be presented by the Orange Bowl Committee on Dec. 4. Thirty players were named to the watch […]