Tuesday, July 31, 2012


 Recently USC head coach, Lane Kiffin,  put on a recruiting blitz for current Penn State running back Silas Redd.

     At the urging of Kiffin, current Trojan and former Pop Warner team mate of Redd's, Max Wittek, has bombarded Redd with calls.   Kiffin pleaded his case for transfer when he traveled to Connecticut for a 3 hour meeting highlighted with a power point presentation showing how Redd would fit into the USC scheme.

     USC is not alone, Illinois sent 8 assistant coaches to College Park to lure current Nittany Lions away to the Illini.  Current Penn St. players have tweeted about other coaches stalking them.  Does this seem hinky to anybody else?   The NCAA has stated that players from Penn St. may transfer and become immediately eligible, but shouldn't the players be the ones to initiate the transfer process?   Talk about sleazy tactics, but isn't that we West Coasters have come to expect from the Trojan program.   Kiffin should know how this feels, two years ago when the NCAA placed sanctions on USC for Reggie-Gate, other schools came calling and whisked away several prized players from the Trojan roster.  Laney-Boy cried foul when that happened, but doesn't seem to see the similarities to this situation.   Ah, selective memory, a wonderful thing.  Kiffin even went so far as to offer advice to current Penn St. coach at the Pac-12 media day.   Oh brother, hey coach O'Brien ever heard the Undisputed Truth's song "Smiling Faces"?

"Smiling faces, sometimes, pretend to be your friend.
Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within.
Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes,
They don't tell the truth, uh"

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