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January 5, 2005 | T.J. Simers
If it's true that the game isn't over until the fat player leaves the stadium, then Oklahoma had to be a little concerned when they saw Shaquille O'Neal leaving the Orange Bowl with 4:01 still to play ... in the third quarter. Most of your former L.A. residents, of course, are used to leaving early, but this No. 1 coronation took on the look of a BCS exhibition game after Oklahoma made the mistake of ticking off the Trojans by scoring first.
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January 10, 2010 | T.J. Simers
I presume the only holdup now is Uncle Pete trying to figure out a way to take his wannabe son Matt Barkley to Seattle. Hey, what's one more NCAA infraction? We sort of said our goodbyes Saturday, texting Pete Carroll to say, "It won't be as much fun sparring with you in Seattle," and Uncle Pete replying, "always love the sparring." Haven't run into much better in this business, "always compete" his obsessive mantra with an eye on fun, and that included formal news conferences or private chats.
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October 20, 2005 | T.J. Simers
Uncle Pete was talking the other day about the mental exhaustion that USC quarterback Matt Leinart is experiencing these days, which took me somewhat by surprise. He talked about Leinart trying "to finish up school and do it in the right fashion," and I've got to be honest, I never thought about the grueling college demands of a ballroom dancing schedule along with football practice.
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December 23, 2009 | T.J. Simers
Where's Mike Garrett ? Every time I run into the USC athletic director he takes off running, only now beginning to understand why -- obviously the administrator in training for the next controversy to plague his athletic department. Former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd told The Times recently Garrett abandoned him when Floyd had his problems. "Mike's reputation took precedence," Floyd said. "All loyalty, all support stopped." Here we go again, Pete Carroll now on the spot, the perception nationally the Trojans' football program is out of control, if not in need of an NCAA spanking, and Garrett is nowhere to be found to assist the guy who saved his career.
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December 31, 2004 | T.J. Simers
I was up at 8 a.m., 5 a.m. your time, because Uncle Pete was going to address the media, and as all Trojan diehards know, he's the smartest guy around these days. Of course, like his team's defense in most games, he's a slow starter, and quite boring as I learned before making the necessary adjustment to liven up the proceedings. While he warmed up, I thumbed through some of the other stories on the upcoming Orange Bowl and noticed Berry Tramel from the Daily Oklahoman had put together a list of top coaching records in big-time college football since 2000.
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November 29, 2006 | T.J. SIMERS
I WAS A little surprised Pete Carroll didn't deliver a concession speech Tuesday at his weekly news conference, especially after I had taken the time to let him down easy with a detailed explanation of how the Trojans are going to lose Saturday. Uncle Pete is the best coach in the land and one of the most dynamic, grounded personalities I have ever met in sports.
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September 14, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
What's the first thing that crossed your mind after watching the way USC manhandled Ohio State? Yeah, poor UCLA. I wanted to know what Uncle Pete had thought after catching the outcome of the UCLA game? "That was a big score," he said with a grin while stumbling for what to say next. "That's a hard place to play, but that's a big score. A big number." Yeah, but if Kai Forbath hits both field-goal attempts earlier Saturday, Rick Neuheisel's gutty little Bruins lose only 59-6 to BYU and it's not the worst loss since the Depression.
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January 18, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
Just wondering if anyone else finds it odd . . . the Dodgers wanted no part of Derek Lowe because of his relationship with a TV broadcaster while both were married to others, but management had no problem giving $2.35 million to a drug guy who was suspended for 50 games? In addition to $2.35 million, relief pitcher Guillermo Mota's contract provides for an additional $300,000 in incentives.
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October 24, 2007 | T.J. SIMERS
Uncle Pete, this one is on you. You're the defensive whiz, putting aside Vince Young for a moment, and this season is now riding on your ability to stop an Oregon team averaging 47 points a game. It's your very own Karl Dorrell moment. We've got no problem around here putting Dorrell to the test seemingly every other week, and yet you're the one who has failed two of the biggest final exams in recent memory. You lost a national title because you couldn't corral the Texas quarterback.
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August 31, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- I'm here in the Commonwealth with Uncle Pete, and right from the start it's obvious this isn't going to be a fair fight. Everyone says the grounds here are so pretty, so historic, and while I haven't set my eyes yet on the Wahoos, I've seen Katie Couric's bedroom, a blind Homer with his naked student guide and T. J.'s rotunda, and USC can trump it all with one stop to Heritage Hall. USC has the Duke in bronze, and nobody beats John Wayne. There's nothing like four hours on the road before a USC kickoff these days, the oddsmakers and most everyone else knowing the opposition doesn't have a chance, so what else is there to see?
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January 18, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
Just wondering if anyone else finds it odd . . . the Dodgers wanted no part of Derek Lowe because of his relationship with a TV broadcaster while both were married to others, but management had no problem giving $2.35 million to a drug guy who was suspended for 50 games? In addition to $2.35 million, relief pitcher Guillermo Mota's contract provides for an additional $300,000 in incentives.
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September 14, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
What's the first thing that crossed your mind after watching the way USC manhandled Ohio State? Yeah, poor UCLA. I wanted to know what Uncle Pete had thought after catching the outcome of the UCLA game? "That was a big score," he said with a grin while stumbling for what to say next. "That's a hard place to play, but that's a big score. A big number." Yeah, but if Kai Forbath hits both field-goal attempts earlier Saturday, Rick Neuheisel's gutty little Bruins lose only 59-6 to BYU and it's not the worst loss since the Depression.
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August 31, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- I'm here in the Commonwealth with Uncle Pete, and right from the start it's obvious this isn't going to be a fair fight. Everyone says the grounds here are so pretty, so historic, and while I haven't set my eyes yet on the Wahoos, I've seen Katie Couric's bedroom, a blind Homer with his naked student guide and T. J.'s rotunda, and USC can trump it all with one stop to Heritage Hall. USC has the Duke in bronze, and nobody beats John Wayne. There's nothing like four hours on the road before a USC kickoff these days, the oddsmakers and most everyone else knowing the opposition doesn't have a chance, so what else is there to see?
SPORTS
October 24, 2007 | T.J. SIMERS
Uncle Pete, this one is on you. You're the defensive whiz, putting aside Vince Young for a moment, and this season is now riding on your ability to stop an Oregon team averaging 47 points a game. It's your very own Karl Dorrell moment. We've got no problem around here putting Dorrell to the test seemingly every other week, and yet you're the one who has failed two of the biggest final exams in recent memory. You lost a national title because you couldn't corral the Texas quarterback.
SPORTS
November 29, 2006 | T.J. SIMERS
I WAS A little surprised Pete Carroll didn't deliver a concession speech Tuesday at his weekly news conference, especially after I had taken the time to let him down easy with a detailed explanation of how the Trojans are going to lose Saturday. Uncle Pete is the best coach in the land and one of the most dynamic, grounded personalities I have ever met in sports.
SPORTS
October 20, 2005 | T.J. Simers
Uncle Pete was talking the other day about the mental exhaustion that USC quarterback Matt Leinart is experiencing these days, which took me somewhat by surprise. He talked about Leinart trying "to finish up school and do it in the right fashion," and I've got to be honest, I never thought about the grueling college demands of a ballroom dancing schedule along with football practice.
SPORTS
January 10, 2010 | T.J. Simers
I presume the only holdup now is Uncle Pete trying to figure out a way to take his wannabe son Matt Barkley to Seattle. Hey, what's one more NCAA infraction? We sort of said our goodbyes Saturday, texting Pete Carroll to say, "It won't be as much fun sparring with you in Seattle," and Uncle Pete replying, "always love the sparring." Haven't run into much better in this business, "always compete" his obsessive mantra with an eye on fun, and that included formal news conferences or private chats.
SPORTS
December 23, 2009 | T.J. Simers
Where's Mike Garrett ? Every time I run into the USC athletic director he takes off running, only now beginning to understand why -- obviously the administrator in training for the next controversy to plague his athletic department. Former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd told The Times recently Garrett abandoned him when Floyd had his problems. "Mike's reputation took precedence," Floyd said. "All loyalty, all support stopped." Here we go again, Pete Carroll now on the spot, the perception nationally the Trojans' football program is out of control, if not in need of an NCAA spanking, and Garrett is nowhere to be found to assist the guy who saved his career.
SPORTS
January 5, 2005 | T.J. Simers
If it's true that the game isn't over until the fat player leaves the stadium, then Oklahoma had to be a little concerned when they saw Shaquille O'Neal leaving the Orange Bowl with 4:01 still to play ... in the third quarter. Most of your former L.A. residents, of course, are used to leaving early, but this No. 1 coronation took on the look of a BCS exhibition game after Oklahoma made the mistake of ticking off the Trojans by scoring first.
SPORTS
December 31, 2004 | T.J. Simers
I was up at 8 a.m., 5 a.m. your time, because Uncle Pete was going to address the media, and as all Trojan diehards know, he's the smartest guy around these days. Of course, like his team's defense in most games, he's a slow starter, and quite boring as I learned before making the necessary adjustment to liven up the proceedings. While he warmed up, I thumbed through some of the other stories on the upcoming Orange Bowl and noticed Berry Tramel from the Daily Oklahoman had put together a list of top coaching records in big-time college football since 2000.
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