There is no change in the status of suspended cornerback Josh Shaw, and USC coach Steve Sarkisian indicated Wednesday that the decision might be out of his hands.

“There is not even a decision to be made on our end at this point,” Sarkisian said.

Shaw's reinstatement would have to go through several administrative layers before getting to Sarkisian, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Shaw suffered sprains to both ankles when he fell from a balcony at a Los Angeles apartment complex Aug. 23. Shaw initially lied to school officials about what happened, resulting in an indefinite suspension.