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October 5, 2009 | Gary Klein
After going virtually nonstop since the start of training camp in early August, USC finally gets an open date this week. The Trojans, who remained seventh in the polls after their 30-3 victory over California, will be off today and then over the weekend before beginning preparations for an Oct. 17 matchup at Notre Dame. "I love that we're at the bye," Coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. Carroll expects the return of several players to make the Trojans stronger by the time they meet the 4-1 Fighting Irish.
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August 7, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Pete Carroll just can't wait. USC's coach had originally scheduled four days of split-squad practices to allow new players to get acclimated and evaluated, but Carroll will bring the entire team together this afternoon because the newcomers are so far advanced. "It's clear to me that the young guys -- a bunch of young guys -- have a chance to compete," Carroll said after Friday's afternoon workout. "It's time to mix 'em and see where they fit in."
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December 10, 2002 | Martin Henderson, From Staff Reports
Pete Carroll, head football coach at USC, was the guest speaker Monday at a luncheon recognizing the 26 football teams that will play for 13 Southern Section titles this weekend. It provided an opportunity for key players to size up each other at the annual affair and to hear Carroll's comments praising the talent. "Southern California football is tremendous," said Carroll, whose Trojans will play in the Orange Bowl.
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August 4, 2001
Pete Carroll sure said all the right things in his interview with The Times on Wednesday. And darn it if he doesn't have me optimistic about the upcoming season. However, because I've sat through more frustrating USC football seasons than he has, I am willing to point out a few areas of concern for him. A cheat sheet, if you will. 1. Play-calling. I suspect teams have caught on to run-run-pass. Just a hunch. And hopefully our former offensive coordinator took the "three-yard out on third and 10" play with him. 2. Penalties.
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December 19, 2000 | DAVID WHARTON, From Staff Reports
New USC Coach Pete Carroll hired his first assistant Monday, naming DeWayne Walker to oversee the secondary. Walker spent the last three seasons in a similar role with the New England Patriots. "He was with me . . . in the NFL, and he was able to learn my style and understand my system," Carroll said. "He has a vast knowledge of coaching the secondary."
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December 4, 2008 | Gary Klein, Klein is a Times staff writer.
Looking back on USC's loss to UCLA two years ago at the Rose Bowl, safety Kevin Ellison recalled a mostly solid Trojans defensive effort, save for one area. "We didn't get the ball from them enough," Ellison said Wednesday. USC recovered only one of three fumbles by the Bruins and did not intercept a pass in the 13-9 defeat. The Trojans enter Saturday's game against UCLA ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense, scoring defense and pass defense.
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April 27, 2001 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Porchea Carroll of Rio Mesa High hasn't run as fast this season as she did last year. Nor has she jumped as far. But assistant Brian FitzGerald of Rio Mesa says she's on pace to turn in her top performances of the season in the state track and field championships June 1-2. Carroll, runner-up in the 100 meters in the state championships last year, will compete in the 100, long jump and 400 and 1,600 relays in the Ventura County championships at Moorpark High today.
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October 3, 2005 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC safety Kevin Ellison, who intercepted a pass that set up the top-ranked Trojans' final touchdown in their victory over Arizona State, might have torn knee ligaments on the play, Coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. "It really blew up," Carroll said. USC has already lost one defensive back for the season because of a knee injury. Cornerback Terrell Thomas tore ligaments against Arkansas on Sept. 17 and is scheduled to have surgery this week, Carroll said.
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August 10, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he endorsed almost all of the new and pending NCAA legislation regarding recruiting and that none of the proposed measures would adversely affect the Trojans. The NCAA enacted several rules last week, including one that forbids the use of private or chartered planes to transport recruits. It is considering a measure that would allow schools to pay airfare for one parent to accompany recruits on a visit.
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September 3, 2005 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Though more than 10,000 USC fans are expected to attend today's game at 50,000-seat Aloha Stadium, most will not have glimpsed a Trojan player here until the team runs onto the field. Coach Pete Carroll steered clear of bustling Waikiki and ensconced his team about 25 miles away at a plush resort that annually headquarters the NFL Pro Bowl. "It's nice that we are away from downtown," Carroll said Friday after the Trojans completed an early-afternoon walk-through at the stadium.
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