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Carroll, Kiffin lend USC 'moral' support

The usual suspects, including athletic director Mike Garrett, are in town representing USC for their appearance in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions.

While not required to appear, a pair of high-profile individuals heavily involved with the Trojans football program at the time of the alleged infractions committed by Reggie Bush are also in attendance.

Based on multiple reports, both the former and current USC head coaches — Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin — were in Tempe, Ariz., this morning for the start of the school’s hearing.

Neither Carroll nor Kiffin were required to be there, and their attendance was chalked up to wanting to show the individuals more directly involved in the process some moral support.

(Make your own jokes about the words “Carroll”, “Kiffin” and “moral” appearing in the same sentence without the qualifier “lack of” anywhere in sight.  I’m not going to do it because it’s simply not fair to either coach.)

Even as Carroll was not required to attend, he will likely, according to one report, answer questions from the committee today before heading out of town.

(Make your own jokes about Carroll heading out of town for an NFL job before these hearings and possible sanctions for the football program.  I’m not going to do it because it’s simply not fair to the coach.)

As has been previously reported, these hearings will conclude on Saturday, but a final decision on sanctions will not be made public for 6-10 weeks.

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  1. KingGator13 says: Feb 18, 2010 7:08 PM

    What Reggie Bush and Joe McKnight weren’t available? They’re going to get a slap on the wrist, just like FSU and Bama. Kiff should have brought his wife and dad – his two best assetts!

  2. SPORTSFIX4U says: Feb 18, 2010 7:32 PM

    The fix is in—they are going to get 40 lashes with a feather at midnight-

  3. 100/24/7 says: Feb 18, 2010 8:12 PM

    I am hesitant to say it but I have faith that the NCAA will come through here and give USC a deserving penalty. They have to realize this program, run by the clueless Mike Garrett, is a ticking timebomb that already went off twice and is still threatening. Also it’s not as if leveling this program will have huge debilitating economic ramifications; there is already a willing and able substitute to be LA’s team, UCLA.

  4. Arizona Buckeye says: Feb 18, 2010 9:00 PM

    The NCAA is probably just going give Kiffin and Carroll and award for their contributions to college football.

  5. elengineer says: Feb 18, 2010 9:09 PM

    Haha LA’s team UCLA. You worry about getting that basketball team of yours some wins and keeping that convicted cheater of a football coach clean.

  6. burntorangehorn says: Feb 19, 2010 9:42 AM

    Alabama received a slap on the wrist for Albert Means. Oklahoma received a slap on the wrist for Adrian Peterson, Rhett Bomar, etc. USC will receive a slap on the wrist for Reggie Bush.
    Meanwhile, UCF had better not follow up the major text-messaging violations with so much as an improperly-reported pizza dinner, or they can expect the death penalty.

  7. BENITO says: Feb 19, 2010 9:42 AM

    too funny carroll,kiffin, and “moral” in the same sentance! lol!!!!

  8. BENITO says: Feb 19, 2010 6:46 PM

    burntorangehorn says:
    February 19, 2010 9:42 AM ET
    Alabama received a slap on the wrist for Albert Means. Oklahoma received a slap on the wrist for Adrian Peterson, Rhett Bomar, etc. USC will receive a slap on the wrist for Reggie Bush.
    Meanwhile, UCF had better not follow up the major text-messaging violations with so much as an improperly-reported pizza dinner, or they can expect the death penalty.
    ————————————————–
    SO TRUE!!!

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