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08:24 AM ET 07.31 | Should it come to pass, USC's addition of Silas Redd threatens to push the program over its limit of scholarship players. One possible solution to the problem is asking a former walk-on now on scholarship to surrender said scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. I recently spoke to one of those candidates. ... The player said he would be "heartbroken" if it came to that because he had worked so hard to earn the scholarship. However, when the player initially received it, [Lane Kiffin] explained that it was a year-to-year deal and that the player might have to give it back if USC's roster limitations left no other recourse. Although losing his scholarship would be a source of frustration, the player said he would remain with the squad. "I love this team," he said.

The Orange County Register

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July 31, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Wow. A story of two kinds of loyalty. Lane Kiffin proves once again what kind of a pure slime ball he is.

July 31, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Wow, this is Pulitzer-Prize worthy stuff here. Unnamed player who has work his arse off to get a scholly would be disappointed to give it up. Really??? Wow, great investigative journalism

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July 31, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Wait a minute! Wait just a cotton pick'en minute! Coach Saban is the only one allowed to do this according to the "insiders" on these boards. I am soooo confused now. Next someone will tell me that not every kid in Texas would die to go to UTx and that Mack Brown is not really the Pope in disguise.

July 31, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Wow, this is Pulitzer-Prize worthy stuff here. Unnamed player who has work his arse off to get a scholly would be disappointed to give it up. Really??? Wow, great investigative journalism

I am sure the player not named did not want the troll of a coach to be able to pinpoint him out on the roster??? This is part of everything that is wrong with college football today! This kid works his tail off to earn a spot and gets what? NO KY!!!

July 31, 2012  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wow. A story of two kinds of loyalty. Lane Kiffin proves once again what kind of a pure slime ball he is.

Pathfinder, don't you ever read the "WHOLE" article?? The article stated the following: "However, when the player initially received it, Kiffin explained that it was a year-to-year deal and that the player might have to give it back if USC???s roster limitations left no other recourse.

July 31, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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I am sure the player not named did not want the troll of a coach to be able to pinpoint him out on the roster??? This is part of everything that is wrong with college football today! This kid works his tail off to earn a spot and gets what? NO KY!!!

LMFAO, and this story is "real news" to Bama fans??? Hell it happens at Bama all the time!!!!

July 31, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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I am sure the player not named did not want the troll of a coach to be able to pinpoint him out on the roster??? This is part of everything that is wrong with college football today! This kid works his tail off to earn a spot and gets what? NO KY!!!

Big question, is said student willing to pay out the $60k to attend USC?

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July 31, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Wait a minute! Wait just a cotton pick'en minute! Coach Saban is the only one allowed to do this according to the "insiders" on these boards. I am soooo confused now. Next someone will tell me that not every kid in Texas would die to go to UTx and that Mack Brown is not really the Pope in disguise.

Everyone knows Saban and Kiffin are the master roster managers. Nutt was in the group, but, ya know.

July 31, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Wait a minute! Wait just a cotton pick'en minute! Coach Saban is the only one allowed to do this according to the "insiders" on these boards. I am soooo confused now. Next someone will tell me that not every kid in Texas would die to go to UTx and that Mack Brown is not really the Pope in disguise.

pachyderm, you beat me to it. Ref: comment #7. It's funny as hell that The SEC schools can get away with it, but other school can't!!!!

July 31, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wow. A story of two kinds of loyalty. Lane Kiffin proves once again what kind of a pure slime ball he is.

No worries for the player giving up his scholarship, the USC boosters will take care of his money issues.

July 31, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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Everyone knows Saban and Kiffin are the master roster managers. Nutt was in the group, but, ya know.

Whatever helps you sleep at night.

July 31, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Still doesn't seem right.

CPO, yeah it doesn't seem right, but quite a few schools do it, especially the SEC schools.

July 31, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Everyone knows Saban and Kiffin are the master roster managers. Nutt was in the group, but, ya know.

Thank you!!! Quite a few coaches do this same thing and it's nothing new!!!!

July 31, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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Still doesn't seem right.

No, it doesn't. It's shabby as h..l. But USC football is serious business and the walk-on is less good than Redd. Then again, it isn't like USC's the only one guilty of doing this kind of thing. I dislike Kiffin for what he did to TN - a lot - but other coaches do this, too.

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July 31, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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pachyderm, you beat me to it. Ref: comment #7. It's funny as hell that The SEC schools can get away with it, but other school can't!!!!

You would have to define "get away with it" for me. Every time there is even a hint that something like this is going to happen at Bama people are on it like flies on $****.

It sounds like Kiffen was up front with the kid as I imagine MOST coaches are when they recruit a kid that is borderline. I have to agree with the comment someone made about if this kid will stay and pay the tuition cost to stay at U$C. Although it is common knowledge that he will not have to pay for room and board since he will be given a house and car by Kiffen. :-)

 
July 31, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Still doesn't seem right.

It is wrong, but at least they knew in advance it could happen, unlike many SEC schools who will sit there and say that they will pick it up the next year as well, then turn around and ditch em with no notice because some high school kid shagged an assistant on a recruiting trip

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