Thursday, June 10, 2010

It looks like Pete Carroll did, in fact, get out just in time

When Pete Carroll decided to leave USC to become the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, many people were wondering why one of the most high profile college coaches would leave one of the most high profile college programs.

Carroll has played it off as though the offer was just too good to turn down and that he wanted to give the NFL another shot.

At the time, many people believed Carroll was just running from impending sanctions that would be levied against USC. With the recent news that the Trojans have received a two-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and the forfeit of wins, it looks like Carroll made the right decision.

The USC program will undoubtedly take a hit from all of this, with players likely wanting to transfer out. Keep in mind, USC always has some of the nation's best recruits and, while playing at USC puts you in the national spotlight, the lack of a postseason can make playing the games less meaningful during the year.

Tennessee fans are probably happy that Lane Kiffin, who ditched the Vols after one season to become head coach of the Trojans, will have a hard time navigating through this mess as well.

(Photo courtesy Joshua Trujillo/Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pete Carroll knew it was time to bail out and leave the mess for someone else. He felt the hammer coming down. Why else would he leave such a cakewalk position?