October 29, 2005
A computer is allowed to choose between USC's Pete Carroll and Texas' Mack Brown. The result? "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." DAVID MACARAY Rowland Heights Football is a game played by humans, announced by humans and viewed by humans. A computer should not determine the rankings of a football team. To err is human -- to pick the wrong team at No. 1 is the BCS. JEFF CALZADA Montebello After learning of the BCS results this week, my girlfriends and I thought we should appropriately express our feelings on shirts that we will wear to the homecoming game: Front: .0007 Back: Number of weeks USC has been #1 in the AP poll: 29 Number of first-place USC votes in the coaches' poll: 53 Letting computers decide the No. 1 team: Useless.
January 8, 2010 |
The Seattle Seahawks, who today fired coach Jim Mora, are close to reaching an agreement with USC's Pete Carroll to be their next coach, The Times has learned. A Seahawks contingent including CEO Tod Leiweke interviewed Carroll in Los Angeles earlier this week to gauge his interest in replacing Mora. Carroll has long been considered a candidate to return to the NFL, where he coached the New York Jets (1994) and New England Patriots (1997-1999). However, Carroll's greatest success has come at the collegiate level.
October 21, 2001 |
If it seemed like forever for Penn State Coach Joe Paterno to catch Bear Bryant as the winningest coach in college football, how long do you think we'll have to wait for USC's Pete Carroll to pass them? I've seen the glint in the kid's eye when he looks at my daughter, but even if he gets lucky and some day Mr. and Mrs. Grocery Store Bagger have my grandchild, at the 2-5 rate Carroll is going, the next T.J. is going to be an old man holding his own brat and still waiting for Carroll to impress.
November 28, 2006 |
Eight USC players and two UCLA players were voted to the all-Pacific 10 first team and USC's Pete Carroll was voted coach of the year, the conference announced Monday. Carroll, who guided the Trojans to a record fifth consecutive conference championship, shared the honor in 2003 and 2005. The teams and award winners are selected by vote of conference coaches. "It's nice recognition from the fellas," Carroll said.
September 11, 2009 |
With a showdown against third-ranked USC growing close, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has found himself in a tight spot from which he cannot seem to scramble free. The sophomore wrote a tribute to Michael Vick across one of his eye black patches in the season opener against Navy. When asked about honoring the convicted felon, he offered an interesting reply. "Not everybody's the perfect person in this world," he said. "Everyone kills people, everyone murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever . . . . " This week, as the controversy gained momentum, Coach Jim Tressel offered his support of Pryor by saying: "Whether it was a coverage read or a defensive guy not playing a gap or whatever, these are all moments that we can learn from."
November 24, 2009 |
Lost in the knee-jerk hype about Saturday's USC-UCLA football rivalry will be the disturbing reality that this is the autumn of our discontent. USC will take the Coliseum field at 7-3, including a 4-3 record in a Pacific 10 Conference that it has owned for most of the decade. Scan the national rankings and you'll find the Trojans at No. 24, their lowest such standing since 2001 and mostly a gift rating based on history. USC will be coming off a 55-21 defeat at the hands of Stanford.