Rat wrote:I'm not buying that he still would have come here if the hammer wasn't about to be levied on the USC football program. Not that I have a problem with it. He made USC football relevant again, and I can't blame him for not wanting to stick around for sanctioned years, even if he is at least somewhat culpable for what happened there.
Dude are you kidding? for a college coach the current gig pete has would be a dream job. I think there's no way he wouldn't have taken this job, no matter the circumstance.
Top college football head coaching jobs are the cushiest jobs on the planet. And if you're good at it, like Carroll was, the money, power, and prestige are insane. Carroll pretty much owned that school, and it was in one of the most desirable parts of the country. As established as Carroll was at USC, he had about a million times the job security there that he would running an NFL team. I think that would be especially important to somebody like Carroll, who has twice been fired from NFL head coaching jobs, despite only holding those positions for a combined three years.
He was USC for nearly a decade. I presume he had opportunities to get back into the NFL. You really think the job that finally pried him away from what he built at USC was an opportunity with one of the NFL's least accomplished and most nondescript franchises? And it just happened to be at the same time that USC was about to get hit hard with NCAA sanctions? I may be cynical by nature, but I don't think that's a reach.