The average college coach's conference call doesn't usually include questions about condoms and players having sex with celebrities. This one will go down as part of the run-up to the Ohio State-USC game.
Unfortunately, a random low-life prankster was able to engage USC's Pete Carroll for 1½ minutes with bawdy questions Tuesday afternoon during a media call to preview Saturday's game with No. 5 Ohio State.
A questioner identifying himself and his affiliation as "Steve Marsh, uh, College Blog" asked Carroll: "Would you ever reward your players with sex with Britney Spears or the Jonas Brothers?"
Carroll had trouble understanding the question after it was repeated three times. "Marsh" then said, "Coach just answer the question."
Carroll: "I can't understand what you're saying, dude. "
"Marsh": "Coach, answer the question."
Carroll: "I'm not answering something ... I can't understand what you're saying, dude. What are you saying about Britney Spears?
"Marsh": "Would you ever reward your players with a date with her?"
Carroll: "I'm sorry I couldn't understand what you were saying. That's really not in my realm of control here, but of course I wouldn't. I wouldn't have anything to do with that. I'm not even addressing the answer any more than that."
"Marsh": "You have a good day coach."
Carroll: "You bet." (laughing)
"Marsh": "Coach, I've got a follow-up. What about trading in some of your players for, you know, the Trojan condoms? You ever think about (that)?"
Carroll: "Will somebody screen this frickin' call guys, let's go."
"Marsh": "Coach, one more question ..."
Carroll: "Dude, I'm off this one. Thanks a lot, Ohio State. That was a great job there."
"Marsh": (laughing in the background) "He hung up on me."
A moderator told media to stay on the call but returned a few minutes to say it had ended.