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Pete Carroll and Benedict Arnold Mark Sanchez

January 16, 2009

With Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy all deciding to return to school for the 2009 college football season, USC QB Mark Sanchez took a leap of a faith (no disrespect Tim Tebow) and decided to declare for the 2009 NFL draft without Pete Carroll’s endorsement. Sanchez has 16 games and one full year as a starter on his resume, which evidently doesn’t meet Carroll’s criteria for the NFL.

Said Sanchez: “It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to this university.”

Said Carroll: “We didn’t see this decision the same.”

Said Sanchez: “I will always fight on.”

Said Carroll: “Mark is going against the grain in this decision, we know that, he knows that.”

Pete Carroll was so upset that he refused to sit by Sanchez during the press conference and then proceeded to walk by Sanchez without looking him in the eye after his statement.

I’m a little perplexed as to why Pete Carroll is doing this. For starters, Sanchez has the opportunity to be taken first overall and clearly has the physical tools to play immediately in the NFL. Secondly, if a player that has put in 4 years of hard work for your team and program makes a decision that he feels at peace with, then why wouldn’t you do everything to support him? Bashing his decision and readiness for the next level is certainly going to plant a seed of doubt to a few NFL general managers, especially when it comes from a former NFL head coach.

I’m not sure if I can ever remember a coach this infuriated about a player deciding to leave early for the NFL. It’s one thing to not to agree with your player’s decision, but it is a whole different ball game when you put your discontent out there for everyone to hear.

On the other hand, if I was Pete Carroll, I wouldn’t be real excited about the upcoming battle about to take place between Mitch Mustain’s mom and the rest of the quarterbacks either. While Mustain’s mom – Beck Campbell – usually balances her delicate offseason schedule between the football and the men’s basketball programs, she will have to refocus most of her energy back to football with the departure of Sanchez. Be careful, Pete.

Which QB will have the best NFL career?
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USC LB Rey Maualuga and Erin Andrews Get Their Freak On

January 5, 2009

Alright, maybe it’s only Rey Maualaga that gets his freak on. Anyways, there are two things you can take home from this video. The first is to say that Rey doesn’t care what others think of him might be the understatement of the year. Second, Erin Andrews needs a vacation. Don’t worry Rey. It’s not you, it’s her.

Will Ferrell aka ‘Captain Compete’ Saves the Day

November 1, 2008

“I usually save, mmmmm, 10-20 people a day – that’s a slow day. Most days I am saving upwards of 100 people an hour.”

It’s been too long since we’ve heard of a new Pete Carroll prank. This time it’s not throwing LenDale White off a roof or having Everson Griffen arrested during a team meeting for assaulting a freshman but rather having Captain Compete come to practice to deliver his message to the USC Trojan football team. In this video, Captain Compete takes a break from fighting his arch enemies Captain Lazy and the Notre Dame Leprechaun to save a cameraman from a 40 foot fall and a man engulfed in burning flames.

The idea for this prank comes from Pete Carroll’s motto, which is
always compete.’

“When you take a crap, you gotta compete!”

Pete Carroll’s Halftime Speech Fails To Inspire

September 26, 2008

Congratulations to the Beavers for seriously damaging the chances of USC making another title run with a 27-21 stunner last night. Only 6 times has a #1 ranked team lost to an unranked opponent, and as Husker fans are aware, two of those have come at our expense.

Year Team Opponent
2008 USC Oregon St.
1985 Auburn Tennessee
1984 Nebraska Syracuse
1981 Michigan Wisconsin
1972 Nebraska UCLA
1964 Ole Miss Kentucky

That’s two straight trips to Corvallis without a win for Pete Carroll. That’s also the same group of Beavers from Corvallis that were crushed by Penn State 45-14 earlier in the year. It’s harder than you think for a Trojan to pound a Beaver.

Obviously, Pete Carroll’s plea at intermission for his team to keep their composure wasn’t taken seriously. “We can’t have anyone freak out out there…….we’ve come too far……there’s too much to lose.”