Monday, January 11, 2010

Pete Carroll and SC

Pete Carroll chastised Mark Sanchez for leaving SC early and saying he wasn't ready for the Show. Sanchez looked pretty good on Saturday and managed the game. I think the reason Carroll really wanted Sanchez to stay was to help Carroll and not Sanchez. Carroll knew his quarterbacks weren't ready and knew Sanchez would be the difference in winning the Pac-10 again.

Now Carroll is jumping ship on SC just as the NCAA seems to be closing in. I don't know if sanctions will ever come down, but Carroll leaving surprises me. 1) He has built a powerhouse in one of the U.S. most fertile recruiting territories. 2) His style didn't work in the show twice before but seemed a perfect fit for college.

He must know something everyone else doesn't. He is from the Bill Parcells school so he is going to have total control, meaning he will make all of the personnel decisions as well. Only time will tell if his latest NFL experience will succeed, and if he got out of SC when the getting was good. Now I want to know, who does SC get as their next coach? Jack Del Rio is an alum and may be out in Jacksonville, and the same goes for Jeff Fisher in Tennessee. Who do you think will be the next coach on the SC sideline?

3 comments:

DAX3000 said...

You can understand why he'd like to keep Sanchez, USC would surely be in a BCS bowl. I think Carroll wants to up his celebrity status or somethin', I completely forgot he coached in the pros. So Nate, whats up with this Chris Johnson-Usain Bolt race? Odds are heavy in Bolt's favor.

Jonathan Wood said...

Jack Del Rio is meeting with Wayne Weaver on Tuesday to discuss his future and he could be fired. Word is he isn't very well liked in the Jags buildings. I could see him going there or they could go the route of looking at one of Carroll's old assistant in Steve Sarkisian. Mike Riley is out because he just signed that extension

Nick said...

There's gotta be sanction headed to USC and that will affect who's going to coach there. Rmember Tom Creen at Indiana sadi if he would have know what was coming he wouldn't have taken the job. Carroll is a colleege guy but he doesn't have to worry about that now...