A decision is expected Monday from Penn State tailback Silas Redd that will impact the perception of the 2012 Nittany Lions tremendously.
If Redd, who is considering transferring to Southern California, leaves, Penn State is left to pick up the pieces of an offense suddenly without a standout skill position player. If he stays, Penn State returns one of the nation's top running backs who can be a workhorse in Bill O'Brien's pro-style offense.
Redd rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a sophomore starter. He has two years of eligibility remaining, though many believe he's prepared to forgo his senior collegiate season to enter the NFL draft.