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July 31, 2012 | By Chad Graff, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 31, 2012 | By Chad Graff, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The first domino has fallen. Now the most important piece appears close to tipping as well. Former starting quarterback Rob Bolden was reportedly released from his scholarship on Monday, making him the first Penn State football player to leave after the announcement of the NCAA sanctions against the school. Meanwhile, the team's best offensive player, running back Silas Redd, spent another day at the University of Southern California. A decision on where he'll play football in 2012 is expected within the next two days.
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August 2, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - On a day when the Penn State fan base sent a resounding message that its football program would not fall over and die, the Nittany Lions offense lost its heartbeat. Junior running back Silas Redd, who led the team with 1,241 rushing yards and seven touchdowns last season, announced Tuesday afternoon that he would transfer to the University of Southern California. After visiting Southern Cal on Monday, Redd met with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien in the Lasch Football Building on Tuesday to tell him he would not return to the Nittany Lions.
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August 26, 2014
From Silas Redd to Rob Bolden, Joe Juliano tracks nine players who transferred out of Penn State. philly.com/philly/ sports/colleges/
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August 1, 2012
DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT Silas Redd announced on Tuesday that he will transfer from Penn State to Southern California. Here is a statement he made to the media: This has obviously been a very busy, emotionally draining week for me and my family. As many of you know, playing football at Penn State has been a dream of mine since I was seven years old, and I will be forever grateful that this dream became a reality. This is the reason that the decision I have made is so difficult for me: I will transfer to USC to complete my education and my college football career, beginning in the 2012-2013 year.
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October 25, 2011
Penn State weakside linebacker Gerald Hodges, a former Paulsboro High School standout, was named the Big Ten's co-defensive player of the week on Monday for his performance in the team's win at Northwestern on Saturday night. Hodges tallied a career-high 14 tackles (eight solo) and 11/2 sacks against the Wildcats. The junior also intercepted Dan Persa on a ball tipped by defensive tackle Jordan Hill and returned it 63 yards to Northwestern's 19-yard line. The play proved crucial as Silas Redd scored on the next play from scrimmage to give the Nittany Lions a 34-24 lead that would stand as the final.
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October 24, 2011
NITTANY LINE PLUS After every Penn State game this season, Daily News beat writer Bernard Fernandez will provide Nittany Line Plus with his observations and analysis. Here is his take on Saturday's 34-24 win at Northwestern. Did you notice . . . * That the quarterback competition between Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden only appears to have been settled? McGloin made his first start of the season and took every snap, completing 17 of 26 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.
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November 15, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State's situation at running back since the end of spring practice has evolved in ways that no one, not even coach Bill O'Brien, could have predicted. The Nittany Lions adjourned for the summer with Silas Redd, a 1,000-yard rusher in 2011, being counted on to take most of the carries. Converted wide receiver Bill Belton was the top reserve, while 232-pound redshirt sophomore Zach Zwinak was on the fourth string. However, a tailback shuffle began when Redd transferred to Southern California after Penn State was hit by NCAA sanctions.
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November 29, 2011 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR defensive lineman Devon Still led a group of six Penn State players to earn Big Ten Conference individual honors in an awards show televised last night by the Big Ten Network. Still, a Camden native who played high school ball in Wilmington, Del., not only was a first-team all-conference selection by both the coaches and the media, he also won the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year award, named for the late Bubba Smith, of Michigan State, and Penn State standout Courtney Brown.
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October 1, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Anthony Fera kicked three field goals Saturday, and Matt McGloin connected with Derek Moye on a 74-yard touchdown pass to lift Penn State to a 16-10 victory over Indiana in the Big Ten opener for both teams. The Nittany Lions (4-1) moved the football, gaining 464 yards of total offense, but struggled in the red zone, committing two turnovers - an interception thrown by Rob Bolden that was picked off at the 1 and a fumble by Silas Redd at the 2. Fera bailed out the Lions three times with field goals of 22, 27, and 33 yards.
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August 26, 2014
From Silas Redd to Rob Bolden, Joe Juliano tracks nine players who transferred out of Penn State. philly.com/philly/ sports/colleges/
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September 9, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - After its rushing game strained to find a rhythm a week ago, Penn State focused on getting the runners and the offensive linemen working as a unit instead of as a half-dozen separate entities. The week of practice showed on Saturday. The Nittany Lions' three-man running back rotation averaged an impressive 8.9 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns, taking the heat off freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg and contributing to a 45-7 thrashing of Eastern Michigan in Penn State's home opener at Beaver Stadium.
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August 30, 2013 | BY STEVEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - The beginning of the 2012 season was Bill Belton's time, but the clock quickly ran out. Belton was thrown into the role of starting running back after Silas Redd transferred, and he scored the first touchdown of the Bill O'Brien era. An ankle injury in the first game derailed Belton, but when he returned to the field, Zach Zwinak had emerged as the team's top option in the backfield, and Belton had only one carry in the final...
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July 20, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State announced Thursday that Brad Bars, a redshirt junior defensive end, will miss the season with a ruptured right Achilles tendon suffered during a workout earlier this week. The 6-foot-3, 251-pound Bars, who is from Nashville, is expected to need four to six months of rehabilitation after surgery, team physician Peter Seidenberg said. After spring practice, Bars was listed as No. 2 on the depth chart at one defensive end position behind C.J. Olaniyan. Bars, who has a 3.77 grade point average as a finance major, played in eight games on defense and special teams last season and recorded two tackles.
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March 20, 2013 | By Emily Kaplan, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The first drill on the first day of Penn State's spring practice Monday was simple enough: Wide receivers took on a cornerback one-on-one. The quarterbacks threw. The entire team stood on the sideline watching. Three repetitions in, coach Bill O'Brien didn't like what he saw. So he blew his whistle and stormed across the field. His face turned red. His voice echoed through Holuba Hall, the Nittany Lions' 118,000-square-foot indoor practice facility. "I'm not taking that this year," O'Brien shouted.
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January 2, 2013 | Associated Press
Southern California was ranked No. 1 at the beginning of the season, and Matt Barkley was a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy. The year ended with Barkley on the sideline as the Trojans lost to Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to lead the Yellow Jackets (7-7) to a 21-7 victory on Monday in front of a crowd of 47,922 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Barkley, the first three-time captain in team history, injured his right shoulder in a loss to UCLA and was not cleared to play.
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December 21, 2012 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill O'Brien, who took over a Penn State program that appeared headed to oblivion and steered the Nittany Lions to a surprisingly successful season, was named coach of the year Wednesday by the Maxwell Football Club. O'Brien, then the New England Patriots offensive coordinator, was hired as Joe Paterno's successor in January, two months after the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal broke and a month before Paterno's death. He took a demoralized team, diminished by harsh NCAA penalties and the transfers of several key players, and despite an 0-2 start transformed it into one of the Big Ten's best.
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December 1, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the Monday after the NCAA sanctions hit, and Tom Hailey had just arrived at a Christian convention. And then his phone started ringing. The first caller was a coach from Clemson. "Once my phone rang once, it rang five to seven more times right after that," said Hailey, the head football coach at Steelton-Highspire High School. "UMass, Connecticut - you name it. They all said, 'Once you hear anything, let me know.' " They were all inquiring about a former player of Hailey's: defensive tackle Jordan Hill, one of the Nittany Lions' top talents.
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November 25, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State sophomore tailback Zach Zwinak had options if he wanted to transfer from Happy Valley last summer, after NCAA sanctions dropped on the Nittany Lions. The groundbreaking sanctions included immediate eligibility for anyone looking to go elsewhere. " All the kids had options," pointed out Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof, remembering last summer's feeding frenzy. The offensive star of Saturday's season-ender was fourth string coming out of spring ball.
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