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Carroll on two-pointer: 'I'm not forgetting it'

In the aftermath of of Jim Harbaugh‘s decision to go for two points with his Stanford team pasting Southern Cal 48-21 at the time, Pete Carroll seemed to take a to-the-victors-go-the-spoils attitude about the Cardinal’s coach seemingly rubbing the Trojans’ collective faces in the rubble of their Pac-10 dynasty.

While that may seem to be Carroll’s attitude, an ESPN radio interview earlier this week made it clear it’s not something he’ll soon forget about.

As relayed by SportsByBrooks, Carroll dispensed the usual pleasantries about the the two-point conversion — “I haven’t bothered with it” … “I don’t really care” … “it doesn’t really matter” — before revealing exactly what’s going through his mind right now and what will make the wheels turn at this time next year.

Will I forget it?  No, I’m not forgetting it.

Don’t know about you, but I’m already putting a big red circle around October 9 of 2010.

Something tells me that Carroll won’t be “forgetting it” by then, either.

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  1. Evan says: Nov 20, 2009 1:12 PM

    What goes around comes around. In this case, Carroll reaped what he sowed.

  2. Booner says: Nov 20, 2009 1:25 PM

    I hope Harbaugh’s intent of the 2-point conversion was to rub it in the smug, arrogant faces of USC – especially their pu$$y coach. How many times has Carroll done it to other teams? Answer – too many to count. I hope it happens many more times over the next few years and, hopefully, Stanford does it again next year.

  3. Bucknut says: Nov 20, 2009 1:37 PM

    What a joke. Mr. “Run-It-Up” himself getting pissed about it getting done to him. What a conceited horse’s ass! I hope the Cardinal kicks the crap out of USC again next year.

  4. robertg says: Nov 20, 2009 1:42 PM

    petey’s process of reaping what he has sowed has only just begun.
    before next season begins, petey will be banned from college sports for life and will be relieved of all of his material possessions in the civil courts by us.
    serial cheating works only as long as the coverups hold up and we blew petey’s and mikey’s coverups starting with our big disclosure win over the ncaa on 10/15/2009.
    obviously, stanford has a fine team of real student athletes and larry scott has now cleaned up pac 10 officiating.
    however, what we saw at the stanford/usc game was a team of full time usc football players with zero academic obligations who have been hit by a sense of dread and terror about the future of the crooked usc football program to which they have attached their futures.

  5. Big G says: Nov 20, 2009 2:41 PM

    Couldn’t win a game in the pros as a coach, takes over USC & goes about running up the score, giving guys scholarships to keep them from playing elsewhere in the Pac 10, & now he is crying. Keep up the good work Pete, another loss & I am sure you will bail for a new job. Real problem with USC is everyone now knows there system & it isn’t as good either. Don’t get mad, because these guys are rubbing it back in your face. Grow up little man, you reap what you sow.

  6. GBinKY says: Nov 20, 2009 2:54 PM

    I like the concensus of opinion here. And no has mentioned the deer in the headlights look on ‘ol Pete’s face as Oregon, Stanford, and Washington were having their way. Guess Pretty Boy Pete will be looking to get some more parents on board with agents and luxury living arrangements in order to bolster the line-up card. Maybe now that SC’s not the darlings of the west, the NCAA will squish them too, but I doubt it.

  7. cbfan says: Nov 20, 2009 2:55 PM

    Not only did USC get badly beaten, they received this beating from guys who actually have to go to classes at the University. Love it.

  8. SpankMonkey says: Nov 20, 2009 4:15 PM

    Brainiacs to Valley boyz … “I YO FACE!”

  9. Ralebol says: Nov 20, 2009 4:26 PM

    Stanford is the up-and-coming team in the PAC ten. And they are doing it the old-fashioned way, with smart (and deserving) student athletes! Unlike the empty-brain morons that USC recruits with its million-dollar scholarship.

  10. Ralebol says: Nov 20, 2009 4:32 PM

    Stanford is the up-and-coming team in the PAC ten. And they are doing it the old-fashioned way, with smart (and deserving) student athletes! Unlike the empty-brain morons that USC recruits with its million-dollar scholarship.

  11. SoonerBorn says: Nov 20, 2009 5:09 PM

    funny responce, as if to imply that he wouldnt have run up the score if given the chance before… it is only now that Stanford has disrespected the always honoable and sportsman like Trojans that he feels compelled to pile it on. Ha! Jerk…

  12. DCarver says: Nov 20, 2009 5:23 PM

    What a bunch of whiners! USC is a great team to watch and Pete Carroll is one of the best coaches in the country. You all must be SEC fans that are pissed because USC wins all the time. Sports is entertainment, not real life. Funny!

  13. BigMFan says: Nov 20, 2009 5:52 PM

    Harbaugh doesn’t remember his Michigan history. In 1968, Woody Hayes crushed a good Michigan team on the way to becoming National Champions. At the end of the game he went for a two point conversion. When asked why he did that he said “because I couldn’t go for three.” The next year Ohio State came into Michigan Stadium undefeated. All they had to do was beat new coach Bo Schembechler’s team to repeat as National Champs. Bo’s returning players remembered the indignity of they year before and played their hearts out, beating Woody on the line and every place else, with the final score being Michigan 24, Ohio State 12. It was the greatest game in Michigan history and ignited the 10 year war between Bo and Woody. Harbaugh should have taken a history lesson.

  14. RC says: Nov 20, 2009 5:55 PM

    Real Men don’t cry, Pete! Real football teams prove it on the field. I’m still wondering about the NCAA investigation into Reggie Bush. Hmmm.

  15. cucamongasooner says: Nov 20, 2009 6:10 PM

    Something I won’t forget… 55-19 usc over OU. You deserve it, I just wish leinart coulda been there to be humbled.

  16. novowel4me says: Nov 20, 2009 6:48 PM

    It’s good the Pac 10 is becoming competitive across the board. Don’t want to date myself but in 1966 Ara Parsegian’s Notre Dame beat USC at the Coliseum 51 – 0 John McKay’s comment to the team in the locker room after the game was “600 million chinese don’t know this game was even played.”, unfortunately Pete isn’t that witty. In 1974 McKay collected for 1966, 54 to 24, one of the greatest come from behind blowouts in football history and Parsegian’s last game as a coach.

  17. ocgunslinger says: Nov 20, 2009 9:59 PM

    A freshman QB, 8 replacements on the Defense and the youngest squad in the PAC 10. Yep….the teams in the PAC 10 should feel good about beating USC while they can because (1) they can this year and
    (2) they won’t next year. Unless everyone thinks they were just lucky the past decade…….

  18. MitchAlbom'sEars says: Nov 20, 2009 10:07 PM

    As an Arizona alum I couldn’t be happier for Stanford.
    I love the extra tears from Pete considering the beatings SC has delivered to most of the Pac 10 the last 7 years.
    Harbaugh has some brass balls. Stanford better lock him up before he takes over for Rich Rod.

  19. BigMike4562 says: Nov 21, 2009 7:22 AM

    I absolutely love the punishment that Stanford dealt the condoms….see the Cardinal kids go to class and still have the mind power to concentrate on whipping that Trojan butt….that poping sound is the arrogance bubble bursting in the face of the paid athlete’s at USC…..
    Maybe Reggie and Matty will write a truth be told book on the corruption at the Trojan Institute of Paid Athletics….really ….man up and spill the beans

  20. dotbo says: Nov 23, 2009 2:00 PM

    If there’s one team you don’t want to mess with, it’s Pete Carroll’s USC.
    Look, I’m not a fan, but Pete does not run up the score in the same way that Stanford did. A two point conversion for no reason is an in-your-face move.
    USC runs up the score through no fault of their own, by keeping athletes on the field in order to reward them for their hard work. Remember, it’s hard work earning a starting spot at USC, and it’s to be savored and rewarded with playing time.
    Nebraska (my time) used to seem to be running up the score frequently in the past. It wasn’t . NU put the 2nd team and 3rd team on the field. At some point, yes, the 1st team comes back onto the field. The point is to make sure the 1st teamers know what 4 quarters is all about and/or to reward their hard work with playing time.
    Point it, I’ve seen Pete Carroll call the dogs off (against NU, even). He’s not unclassy on the field. Perhaps off, I wouldn’t know.
    As for Reggie, he obviously took money, and lied later. That’s classless, and reflects poorly on USC. But that’s in the past, and they even fired the basketball coach for it!

  21. bbq says: Nov 28, 2009 7:12 PM

    I’m certainly no USC fan, but it’s a crappy move. Just because you want to put up 50 on USC, you don’t pull a classless move like that when you’re 4 touchdowns ahead.
    It’s called acting like you’ve been there before. No one takes a team that pulls that crap seriously.

  22. StephenOfTroy says: Nov 29, 2009 3:09 AM

    Those of you who think Pete Carroll runs up the score are just inventing your own reality because you’re bitter about losing and jealous of USC’s DOMINANCE. He does no such thing. When USC is beating the tar out of Washington State or any other team that cannot stop it, USC goes to two zone running plays, again and again.
    55-19 against OU for the title. You bet. I remember being in Oklahoma that Christmas and having to endure all kinds of smack-talk from fat OU fans about how we were going to get pushed around. That game could easily have been 76-19. Pete took his foot off the gas, as he always does.
    When we beat UCLA 66-14 a few years ago, we had our 2nd and 3rd stringers playing against UCLA’s starters, and it was only in that garbage time that they scored their two meaningless TD’s.
    BigMike, you took pot shots at Jimmy Clausen’s religion over on ND Central’s blog. I thought it was a one-time slip. I guess I know who you are now.
    USC took a knee with 54 seconds to go against UCLA, but Rick “Bracket-ology” Neuheisel called time-out. That means he thought the game wasn’t over. One 48 yard TD pass later, it sure as hell was.
    USC isn’t going anywhere. We had 8 defensive starters get drafted into the NFL, we lost our offensive and defensive coordinators to UW, we’re playing a true freshman QB, and we have had a plethora of injuries. We will STILL do better than Notre Dame and UCLA this year. And next year, we’ll be right back on top, as usual. You’ll still be kicking rocks and hoping that robertg, aka Robert T. Gilleran the disbarred attorney, isn’t as deranged as he appears to be. Good luck with that.

  23. oldrazor says: Nov 30, 2009 7:25 PM

    See, if you want to beat Pete without hurting his feelings, spot him two Heismans, let him have the lead for large chunks of the game, then wait until your last drive and go up by three points. Say, 41 to 38. Then give him one more possession. No end of the love if you wear a Trojan like that.

  24. barng says: Dec 4, 2009 11:27 AM

    oh stephen tou are up to your same old nonsense
    over here. i would think you are an eliteist,but i
    don’t think you are smart eneough for deranged people see through that sad state of affairout west.mckay would really be proud of the messthat used to be a proud university. you will get your come up ence.when the irish rise again.and what do you think of that?

  25. Wrathchild says: Dec 7, 2009 1:44 PM

    Carroll can run it up on anyone he likes without consequence, but when it happens to him…OMG watch out.

  26. Whiner says: Dec 18, 2009 5:24 PM

    If he’s such a great coach, why does his name never show up for those high profile openings?
    Guess he only wants to play in a conference that is easy to play in……

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