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Silas Redd to be an injury no-go for USC’s opener

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When USC makes its trek across the Pacific for its season opener, it won’t have its leading rusher in tow.

On his Twitter account Monday night, Silas Redd confirmed that not only will he not be playing in the opener against Hawaii, he won’t even be making the trip with his teammates.

Gonna hurt to not travel with my squad [today],” Redd wrote, “but I know y’all gonna handle business in a few day! I’m working to get back 100%”

Redd, the Trojans leading rusher in 2012, missed the latter half of spring practice with a knee injury.  Last week, head coach Lane Kiffin said he’s “not sure he will be” available for the opener as the back continued his recovery, making this non-school announcement not the least bit surprising.

On the Trojans’ depth chart released ahead of the opener, Redd was listed with Tre Madden and Justin Davis as the co-co-starters at tailback.

Madden moved from linebacker to running back in 2012, only to miss the season with a knee injury.  Davis was a four-star 2013 signee who enrolled early and participated in spring practice.

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8 Responses to “Silas Redd to be an injury no-go for USC’s opener”
  1. gripless says: Aug 27, 2013 12:34 PM

    Gets what he deserves. Should have stayed at Penn State and been a leader like the character guys that stuck around.

  2. tommy57 says: Aug 27, 2013 12:46 PM

    It was a ‘business decision’ to leave PSU, gripless. Like you, I have a special admiration for those who stayed and took the heat; nonetheless, let us wish the young man well and move on.

  3. 1trojanlove says: Aug 27, 2013 5:57 PM

    John, is USC the most disliked / hated team in college football by fans? I think even before kiffin was the head coach, I think USC has been public enemy number 1? Do you agree, just wondering???

  4. John Taylor says: Aug 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    1trojanlove: my perception of hatred based solely on this website, in the form of rankings…

    1. Notre Dame
    2. Ohio State
    3. Alabama
    4. Boise State
    5. Texas

    I think a year or two ago, USC would’ve been at or near the top, specifically because of Kiffin. I just don’t get the sense there’s that level of hatred any longer.

  5. craigmaitland says: Aug 27, 2013 7:03 PM

    Wtf.. Why is a guy getting thrown under the bus in the comments section because he left a school that hid and supporting a child molester for so many years.. I think he did show his true good character by leaving a scumbag institution.

  6. sfsugator says: Aug 27, 2013 9:47 PM

    penn state is lucky to even still have a football team. do I need to go into details why they shouldn’t. death penalty would have been sufficient.

  7. craigmaitland says: Aug 27, 2013 11:34 PM

    Death penalty for the program and those involved.

  8. 1trojanlove says: Aug 28, 2013 6:31 AM

    Thanks John for the insight…

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