Redd, as noted by ESPN Stats & Information, scored seven red zone TDs in 2011, compared to two for McNeal. He averaged 3.8 yards per rush, compared to 2.9 yards per rush for McNeal. He rushed for 148 yards in the red zone compared to 79 for McNeal.
USC fans are excited, and as we said a week ago, they should be; Redd helps add depth at the running back position, and that is a plus. However, with the injury to Devon Kennard, the Trojans have absorbed another blow their 75-man roster can ill afford. Kennard, sidelined with a pectoral tear, wants to get back on the field, as reported by Reign of Troy, but it does not look too promising. With the loss of Kennard, the Trojans are staring at just one returning starter on the defensive line in Wes Horton. George Uko has some experience at the 3-technique, and from there, Ed Orgeron will be working with less than seasoned players.
Another Pac-12 school also took in a Nittany Lion on Wednesday as top reserve linebacker Khairi Fortt said he was transferring to California. Fortt, like Redd, is from Connecticut, and both players will have two years of eligibility left.
Woods underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured right ankle in December and hasn’t been medically cleared since, with lingering inflammation in the joint. Woods has not been able to run, let alone practice with the team, since the end of last season.
Pac-12 Enterprises has reached agreements with a pair of Northwest cable carriers, Frontier Communications — FiOS TV — and Bend Cable Communications, to cary the Pac-12 Networks, it was announced Wednesday.