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Pete Carroll resigns at USC

Posted on: January 11, 2010 10:49 am

Pete Carroll has resigned from USC, has confirmed.

A source close to Carroll confirmed the move after the L.A. Times reported that staff members texted players late Sunday about the coach’s departure. Carroll is expected to take the Seattle Seahawks job in the next couple of days.

“We had a good run,” said a source close to Carroll

The program is in a state of flux with national signing day three weeks away. Several prominent recruits have expressed uncertainty and have opened their recruiting. USC’s reported top choice, Oregon State’s Mike Riley, signed a three-year extension late Sunday.

USC’s attention now may turn to Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio and Washington’s Steve Sarkisian to replace Carroll.  Sarkisian, USC’s former offensive coordinator, said Washington is his “dream job.” However, a source within the conference said Sunday night that Sarkisian would be interested.

New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker, a former USC assistant, also has been mentioned.

“I think Pete Carroll has been so good for college football, his energy, his enthusiasm,” said Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. “We’re going to miss him. I think he probably had that itch too. [for the NFL]”


Category: NCAAF
Tags: Notre Dame, USC

Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2010 12:34 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

Did you just say that we were trying to all be mind readers and then try to read his mind?!? Funny stuff

Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2010 7:04 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

If Pete Carroll was looking for a challenge. He should of stayed at USC. The mess he has created will be a challenge in an ever improving PAC 10 Conference.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2010 2:50 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

Take it from a fan that got a wake up call about money and let me tell you that it almost always wins. Look at Brian Kelly at UC. At first glance you would think UC had no chance in keeping him but I argued that the team was one second(texas-Nebraska game) and that was a fact. So why on earth would Brian Kelly leave a team that had almost reached the top and with collaros coming back had absolutely no reason to thinkhe wouldn't have the same success next season as well. And why would he leave to go to a team that hasn't been good for god knows how long. The school has been a proven coach killer and has countless policies that give it a huge disadvantage in getting quality players.If Kelly had stayed in cincinnati they would've made him mayor and built him a castle to look down over the city. In Notre dame it's highly likely they will be hanging dolls of him in effigy and running him out of town in a few years. I simply couldn't believe Kelly would leave such a good situation from MY perspective. Then I had to face reality.

The reality is Notre Dame is a much bigger media market even if they go winless. The reality is that if Notre Dame wins nine games they're in a major bowl game and the NC if they win eleven or more. And the money pushes it over the edge. Notre dame spends more on garbage removal then UC could afford to pay Kelly. Kelly left to make nearly double what UC could pay him. In the end thats all that matters. USC lost Pete because they cant compete with a bigger market and more money. It's sad but entirely true.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2010 10:05 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

Wow, most people have a favorite team as the user name. That's pretty sad. Whatever you say, "IU." Innocent

Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2010 8:01 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

He realizes Matt Barkley sucks and has no chance to win with him for the next few years.  Smart move!!

Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2010 6:17 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

Come on NDhater that is not necessarily true anymore. Before PC at USC ND beat USC like a redheaded stepchild. It is no secret Pete Carroll was good for USC and vice versa. I think the Pac10 coaches have to be elated at his departure. ND has a new guy at the helm and hopefully he will succeed where Charlie Weis could not. Regardless, USC will be experiencing some fallout from PC's exit and possible NCAA sanctions. It willl be interesting to see how he does in the NFL and who the heir apparent is for USC.

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2010 5:32 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

That's probably true -- with Carroll moving on, that probably means that the #1 recruit in the nation, Seantrell Henderson from Minnesota (6-8, 330+, massive OL, incredible film), probably eliminates USC from the running.

That probably puts his top selections as OSU, ND, and Michigan.  However, I wouldn't be surprised if a few southern schools pique his interest, notably Miami and Tennessee.

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2010 4:55 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

Good for Notre Dame, but great for Ohio State

Since: Oct 2, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2010 3:11 pm

Pete Carroll resigns at USC

He will fail miseribly again the 49ers will win the division next year. And Seattle will be a POS again. Arizona is about to go flat.

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2010 2:53 pm

Who Cares?

Maybe its me - but.....who cares?  He was a medicore NFL coach first time around - and he is assuming control of a mediocore team at best.  Sure he did great things @ USC.....but check his record in the NFL.  Sounds like the biggest news since Nick Saban came to (and quickly left) the NFL.   Just another opportunist college wanna be NFL coach walking away from his team at a critical time - without a care in the world.  Don't give this guy the satisfaction of thinking that anyone outside of Seattle really cares.

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