Coach Carroll Cracks-Crazy Pete Shows His True Colors

Published on January 20, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Trojan Huddle, 04/07/07

Finally, Pete Carroll showed his true colors. I don’t want to say that the armor is cracking, but USC might want to put an order in for some more from the military, or the NCAA.

First, there was the National Championship game against Texas where Matt Leinart basically said “the best team didn’t win.” Then, there was the UCLA choke job in 2006. Did I mention Stanford in 2007? Even after all that, Carroll has professed that there should be a playoff so USC would win. I could dive into Reggie Bush taking money or Dwayne Jarrett living with Matt Leinart free of charge, I won’t. How about losing another coordinator?

Then after the fourth straight thumping of the Big Ten, Pete Carroll concluded that no team could beat USC, except for the fact that Oregon State already did. 2009 would be the perfect year for USC to win another national championship, right?

Pete Carroll must have thought so, especially with Mark Sanchez at the helm. Sanchez, however, decided he wanted to try his luck in the NFL, a decision no doubt aided by the decisions of Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford to return to college.

And that’s where the cracks finally started to show.

What Pete wants, Pete normally gets. Whether it be a stable of running backs, top notch QBs, ten foot waves, or five-star recruits flocking to Southern Cal, Pete gets it. If most teams’ star player decided to declare for the NFL, the coaches would bite their lip and say congratulations.

Pete?

“We don’t see this decision the same,” Carroll said. “Mark’s going against the grain on this decision and he knows that. He knows coming out early is a tremendous challenge for a quarterback and the statistics don’t back up that it will be easy the way he’s going about it.”

Really, Coach? Do tell.

“I am disappointed in that the information that we have wasn’t compelling enough to make it clear to him,” Carroll said. “Our view of it is, and as you guys will see as you dig into this a little bit more, you’ll see that these early entry quarterbacks are less than 50-50 successful.”

Don’t discount the fact that Sanchez was a RS Junior this past season and will receive his degree in the Spring. Don’t discount the fact that Sanchez had a strong year, started by blowing out Ohio State and ended by blowing out Penn State

Now that Carroll has subjected Sanchez to such public criticism, just imagine what he could say when the NFL starts asking his opinions. It’s an odd move for a coach with all the (player and coordinator) talent on the planet, especially when you’ve got two highly ranked QBs that have been in the system for more than a couple years. Assume that Pete’s leash will be wrestled in a little by USC’s athletic director, and maybe even the NCAA should discuss the topic. The rule is three years. How they can set a minimum age is beyond me, but that’s a whole other topic.

Pete Carroll already makes his millions, he’s got to let his players get theirs.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

1hPvyV.AuSt.5

Rule emphasis could limit Seahawks

Tweets dispatched by former NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira last week felt as though they had ...
1cHhmj.AuSt.5

Seahawks handling several injuries at start of camp

There was a lot of talent standing off to the side at the first day of Seattle Seahawks ...
072614wilson600

Russell Wilson’s second training camp practice comes with a catch

And on the second day of training camp, Russell Wilson caught a pass? That’s right. It happened on a ...
072514receivers600

For Seahawks’ wide-outs, it’s better to receive than to give

Doug Baldwin got past cornerback Byron Maxwell along the sideline to run down a long touchdown pass from ...
Dec 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks with Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during pre game warmups against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Carroll on Marshawn Lynch holdout: We expect him to honor his contract

If Marshawn Lynch is holding out in hopes of getting a raise, he might be holding out for ...
download

Marshawn Lynch will hold out of Seahawks camp

Marshawn Lynch will not be in attendance when the Seattle Seahawks open training camp. Former Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson ...
sidneyarticle

Sidney Rice announces his retirement from the NFL

Sidney Rice walked away from what has been his life and into a new chapter of his life ...
BtHgrQLCEAAD8Mo

Marshawn Lynch Reportedly Uses Velvet Ropes When Parking His Lambo

Parking a Lamborghini on the street can be risky, so it's best to do as much as possible ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz