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.
December 19, 2000 |
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."
April 27, 2001 |
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.
December 4, 2008 |
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.
October 3, 2005 |
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.
August 10, 2004 |
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.
September 3, 2005 |
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.
November 1, 2002 |
With a free weekend facing idle USC, Coach Pete Carroll used the recent problems of another Pacific 10 Conference team to warn his players about staying out of trouble until they return to practice Monday. "We saw a lot of problems at Washington State, just in a flash," Carroll said after the Trojans' final practice of the week Thursday. "And it can happen to you."
December 9, 2006 |
One week after its stunning loss to UCLA in the regular-season finale, USC returns to the practice field today to begin preparations for the Rose Bowl against Michigan. "We've had plenty of time to deal with it," Coach Pete Carroll said Friday. "I'm way ahead preparation-wise, having done a lot of film time. I need to make sure and connect with the players about the opportunity we have and I look forward to it."
September 15, 2003 |
The success that USC's tandem of freshman running backs LenDale White (thunder) and Reggie Bush (lightning) experienced in the Trojans' 61-32 blowout win over Hawaii on Saturday gave Pete Carroll a problem any Pacific 10 Conference coach would love to have -- a plethora of serviceable runners entering league play. Especially with the No.