August 5, 2010 |
Reporting from Renton, Wash. — In a way, Pete Carroll has already transformed the Seattle Seahawks into the Seattle USC-hawks. Eight of his former players are on the training camp roster — and that's after he cut LenDale White — and his staff includes former Trojans coaches Jeremy Bates (offensive coordinator), Ken Norton Jr. (linebackers), Rocky Seto (defensive quality control) and Brian Schneider (special teams). "It's just guys that are used to what Coach Carroll's teaching, guys who can hit the ground running," fullback Ryan Powdrell said.
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April 27, 2010 |
A Pac 10 head coach has been found in violation of NCAA rules for retaining a paid consultant to attend practices and watch games — circumstances identical to those surrounding former USC football coach Pete Carroll's hiring of an NFL veteran to help with the Trojans' punting and kicking teams — according to an internal Pac 10 report. The document does not name the coach or the sport, but the Pac 10 sent it to the conference's schools after The Times reported last summer that Carroll had quietly employed Pete Rodriguez to monitor practices and games throughout the 2008 season, in apparent violation of NCAA limits on the number of coaches each team may hire.
February 3, 2010 |
With national signing day for high school recruits less than 12 hours away, USC Coach Lane Kiffin on Tuesday hastily sat for his media guide portrait in the lobby of Heritage Hall. Total time with photographer: Less than 30 seconds. "Every place I'm at for a minute may be a missed call," Kiffin said as he hustled upstairs to his office. "It's closing time." Six seasons as a USC assistant and one as head coach at Tennessee have made Kiffin cognizant of the importance of finishing recruiting seasons strong.
January 13, 2010
Born: May 9, 1975, Bloomington, Minn. :: Education: Jefferson High School, Bloomington, Minn.; Fresno State University. Playing experience: Quarterback, Fresno State, 1994-97. :: Family: wife Layla Reaves Kiffin, children Landry, Presley and Knox. YEAR SCHOOL COACHING POSITION 1997-98 Fresno State Graduate assistant 1999 Colorado State Graduate assistant/offensive line 2000 Jacksonville (NFL)
January 12, 2010 |
Jesse Scroggins called his shot Monday night: He will win a national championship at USC in 2012. Unless he decides to go elsewhere. The Lakewood High quarterback has imposed a Saturday morning deadline for the Trojans to name a replacement for Coach Pete Carroll, who has resigned to take the same post in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. If USC doesn't name a successor by then, Scroggins said, "I'm going to look for a college who could win the national championship in 2012."
January 11, 2010 |
Pete Carroll had no choice. Not really. In Carroll's mind, the opportunity to coach again in the NFL, in a situation that appeared to offer him all that he could hope for, was no longer a possibility. "I had given up on it," he said during a phone interview early this morning, "but it came out of nowhere." Actually, it came out of the Pacific Northwest, from the Seattle Seahawks and billionaire owner Paul Allen. The NFL team reached agreement with the 58-year-old Carroll on a five-year contract that will pay him nearly $33 million and give him the control he never enjoyed with the New York Jets or the New England Patriots.