PennLive – Most of the attention has been paid to Penn State, where Bacon gives an all-access look at the chaos of last summer. He talks about Penn State’s fight to keep the roster together in the face of the NCAA’s free transfer rule, as well as a halftime scuffle between then-quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno and the entire Nittany Lions’ defense.
In the book, Bacon goes into greater detail about Silas Redd and how important it was for the staff to keep him in State College. Redd left for USC, of course, after a widely publicized wooing process that included a Mercedes private jet and a full-court press from nearly every member of the Trojans’ coaching staff.
Kiffin said he recruited Redd “in true SC fashion” with his staff’s lavish trip to Norwalk, Conn., to visit Redd and his family. Days after the visit, Redd flew to USC for the weekend, which ultimately sealed the deal on his departure.
What we didn’t know before Fourth and Long was that rapper Snoop Dogg was waiting for Redd in a limousine when he touched down in Los Angeles.
From the private jet to the favor called in with Snoop Dogg, Kiffin pulled out all the stops to score a late-summer roster coup. He got his man, but Redd couldn’t save the Trojans from a disappointing season from start to finish.
God being a D1 recruit is the most fucking awesome thing on the planet. Like I’m sure Penn State fans hate Redd’s fucking guts for deserting them when they needed him the most and when so many other players were staying behind to pick up the pieces, but in their heart of hearts deep down I’m sure even they can’t blame him. Oh we’re about to be hit with 1500 years of sanctions and bowl bands during the most disturbing scandal in sports history? Uhh well Lane Kiffin just called, the Mercedes private jet just touched down at the airfield stocked with champagne and cocaine and two whores named Buffy and Suzie and it’s taking me directly to meet Snoop Dogg in a limo. Soo I’ll be seein ya.