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Report: Carroll resigns as USC's coach

Are we finally on the backstretch of the Pete Carroll Era at Southern Cal?

According to a brief one-sentence post on the Los Angeles Daily News‘ USC blog, we certainly are.  This is what Trojans beat writer Scott Wolf posted earlier this evening:

Pete Carroll turned in his resignation to USC, according to sources.”

Those were the only details given by Wolf at this time, but we’ll almost certainly hear something “official” at some point tomorrow, from either Carroll himself or from the university.  Or from Carroll’s new employers, the Seattle Seahawks.

Now that the resignation cat is out of the bag, none of the parties involved have much of a choice.

UPDATE 10:41 p.m. ET: USCFootball.com, a Rivals.com website devoted to covering USC football — duh! — is also reporting that Carroll handed in his resignation Sunday evening.  Like the Daily News report noted above, there are no additional details available at this time.

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15 Responses to “Report: Carroll resigns as USC's coach”
  1. Gailikk says: Jan 10, 2010 10:39 PM

    Wow, poor USC, heres hoping the Wildcats can take over the division. Sadly even I recognize that Oregon now owns the PAC 10

  2. oddte says: Jan 10, 2010 10:49 PM

    what a jackass, of course he resigns right before the NCAA drops the hammer on USC. Pete, we already know you can’t win when you aren’t the only one with paid players.

  3. nateman says: Jan 10, 2010 10:51 PM

    This is all because he knows USC is fixing to be in a lot of trouble and he wants to leave to take some heat off of him.

  4. overratedgators says: Jan 10, 2010 11:00 PM

    Most confounding headline ever, John. Before clicking on the link, I thought this was putting an end to the Seahawks rumors because Pete had signed some renewed arrangement with USC(i.e., “Carroll ‘re-signs’ at USC”). Then I read the article and realized the news was just the opposite.
    I’m a dope. I admit that. But still, poor choice of words.

  5. Matt K says: Jan 10, 2010 11:35 PM

    The headline preceded the exact story I expect to read.

  6. Arizona Buckeye says: Jan 10, 2010 11:55 PM

    Everybody in the Pac 10 outside of USC is on the edge of their seats waiting for this one to become official. USC is on its way down that slippery slope. The sharks are in the water after their recruits and you know full well they’re bringing up the end of fun at USC and the NCAA is coming to pile on the crap too. It will be interesting to see how fast and how far this program slides in the next 2 or 3 years.

  7. scfan says: Jan 11, 2010 12:15 AM

    Carroll is gone, Reilly isn’t interested … how about Ed Orgeron? SC ties, heading coaching experience, and recruiting guru. Although he’s not the greatest HC ever, if he can recruit the talent, and surround himself with good Asst. Coaches, it could be a good transition.

  8. overratedgators says: Jan 11, 2010 12:17 AM

    @Matt: Like I said, I’m a dope. I admit that.

  9. Wolframpau says: Jan 11, 2010 1:30 AM

    How about Norm Chow as the next head coach at USC? He would probably take the job if offered, unless he’s afraid of being left holding the bag with whatever punishment is coming down from the NCAA.

  10. shaunypoo says: Jan 11, 2010 7:01 AM

    College coaches should be held accountable when the program they are in charge of gets nailed for violations under their watch. Too bad it won’t happen anytime soon. I am not a USC fan at all, but feel bad for the kids that are there now and will have to deal with the fallout.

  11. hrmlss says: Jan 11, 2010 1:33 PM

    They need to have the sanctions follow the coach to his new school, or be a total forfeiture of their pay for the time period of the infractions.

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