12/15/2013 - USC RB Silas Redd (knee) likely to miss bowl game against Fresno State...USC running back Silas Redd will likely miss the Trojans appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Fresno State because of a knee injury. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton, serving as USC's interim coach for the bowl, told reporters on Saturday that the status of Redd's knee injury is "worse than expected." "Silas' knee is probably worse than expected," Helton said via the Los Angeles Times. "I don't think he's going to make it right now from what it sounds like."
Redd was on the sideline for Saturday's practice with fellow running back Tre Madden. Madden, the team's leading rusher on the season with 703 yards, has been bothered by an ankle injury and could be a game-time decision for the bowl game. A left knee injury in spring practice caused Redd to miss the start of the 2013 season after leading USC in rushing in 2012, then this current setback was caused by a right knee injury against California on Nov. 9.
Sophomore Javorius Allen is expected to start at running back against Fresno State on Saturday. Injury issues at the position opened the door for Allen in the last month of the season, and the sophomore responded by rushing for more than 120 yards in four of the Trojans' final five games. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
10/03/2013 - With no opponent on the schedule until next Thursday, USC's first week of practice under interim head coach Ed Orgeron has allowed the team some time to get adjusted to some changes in the routine. Orgeron has already strayed from Lane Kiffin's style of discussing injuries with the media, addressing the status of All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee on Tuesday. Lee suffered a sprained knee in the Trojans' loss to Arizona State, but told the Los Angeles Times that he was "getting better daily" and hopes to play against Arizona on Oct. 10. Orgeron is hopeful -- as any head coach would be with a talent like Lee -- but realistic in his expectations for next week. "Marqise Lee has made some miraculous recoveries," Oregeron said. "We're going to work hard to get him ready for next week. We don't know if he will be or not." - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
09/11/2013 - RB Silas Redd, a senior starter with NFL aspirations, did not play against Hawaii and Washington State and his return to the field is unknown because of a lingering knee injury. - The Sports Xchange
09/07/2013 - RB Silas Redd, a senior starter with NFL aspirations, did not play against Hawaii and his return to the field is unknown because of a lingering knee injury suffered in spring practice. - The Sports Xchange
08/21/2013 - The University of Southern California and coach Lane Kiffin disagree with an account in an upcoming book on Penn State football that the Trojans used rapper Snoop Dogg/Lion to help recruit former Nittany Lions running back Silas Redd. Author John U. Bacon wrote in Fourth and Long: the Fight of rthe Soul of College Football, that Snoop Dog was instructed to pick Redd up at the airport on his recruiting visit after Penn State players were allowed to transfer in the wake of the NCAA sanctions last year against the program. Kiffin said it's not true and the university backed him up by issuing a statement denying the report. "I've never met Snoop Dogg in my life, much less been in his limo," Redd told the Los Angeles Times. "That would have been tough to have happened because I personally picked up Silas myself in my own car. So that must have been another Silas."
The school said in its statement, "Silas Redd has never met Snoop Dogg, much less received a ride from him in any type of vehicle. USC head coach Lane Kiffin picked up Silas from the airport on his recruiting visit. Bacon never contacted Redd or USC to confirm this report before publishing his book." Redd ended up at USC and led the Trojans in rushing last season with 901 yards. "I've never met Snoop Dogg in my life, much less been in his limo," Redd said. "Coach Kiffin picked me up from the airport. The person who wrote that has no credibility whatsoever." As far as this season, Kiffin indicated that Redd could be questionable for the season opener against Hawaii after underdoing knee surgery during spring practice. - The Sports Xchange
08/13/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: RB Silas Redd, a Penn State transfer, ran for 905 yards on 167 carries, bothered late in the season by injury. With Curtis McNeal gone, Redd will have more of a chance to be a workhorse and be the 1,000-yard rusher he was with the Nittany Lions. - The Sports Xchange
08/13/2013 - TOP USC PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 4. RB Silas Redd (5-10, 200, 4.48)...The Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State gave Redd the unique opportunity to experience college football at two of the most storied programs in the country, as the 2011 second-team All-Big Ten running back transferred from Linebacker U to Tailback U to star for the Trojans. Redd, who rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns for the Nittany Lions in 2011, saw his numbers dip a bit in his first season at USC (905 rushing yards) but he led the team in this category and was the team's leading scorer on the ground, as well, with nine touchdowns.
Redd is a natural runner with good vision, lateral agility and acceleration for the position, though he does top-out quickly and caught be caught from behind. He is quick to and through the hole and can evade defenders as well as run through arm tackles, showing an effective spin move and good determination to get the most out of each carry. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
07/20/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP WATCH LIST: RB Silas Redd, USC...In his 3-year college career at Penn State and USC, he has run for 2,583 yards on 488 carries (5.3 avg.) with 18 TDs, with 10 100-yard rushing games, and he has caught 22 passes for 180 yards (8.2 avg.) with 1 TD. He ran for 1,678 yards on 321 carries (5.2 avg.) with 9 TDs in his 2-year Penn State career, and added 13 receptions for 67 yards (5.2 avg.). - USC football
07/20/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Silas Redd (Sr.), USC...In his 3-year college career at Penn State and USC, he has run for 2,583 yards on 488 carries (5.3 avg.) with 18 TDs, with 10 100-yard rushing games, and he has caught 22 passes for 180 yards (8.2 avg.) with 1 TD. He ran for 1,678 yards on 321 carries (5.2 avg.) with 9 TDs in his 2-year Penn State career, and added 13 receptions for 67 yards (5.2 avg.). - USC football
07/16/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: RB Silas Redd, USC...Redd, who transferred to USC in August of 2012 from Penn State and was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, was a co-starter at tailback as a junior in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in 12 games (all but Arizona State, which he missed with a sprained ankle) and starting 6 times (Hawaii, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Georgia Tech), he had a team-leading 905 yards on 167 carries (5.4 avg.) with 9 TDs, plus 9 receptions for 113 yards (12.6 avg.) with 1 TD and 1 tackle. He made 2012 All-Pac-21 honorable mention and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team. - USC football