NCAA Update

Pete Carroll said Carroll also there were no new developments in the Reggie Bush investigation.
“We don’t know anything about it,” he said. “We haven’t heard anything. We’ll continue to do whatever we need to do.”

On Telfort

Pete Carroll lamented the loss of freshman linebacker Frankie Telfort due to a genetic heart condition.
“We had great expectations for Frankie,” Carroll said. “I can’t tell you we ever had anybody who knew football like Frankie did. He was able to call audibles on defense and we thought he could play right away.”

King Carroll

Pete Carroll was asked what he would do if he were in charge of the NCAA for a day.
“We would have an awesome playoff system, that’s all I care about. If I could do it. I don’t have the system but we could all get excited about it and still capture a beautiful bowl situaiton. We have not minimized them but we want to wind up with oppounity to play with best teams in the country.”

Mays On Leadership

Here’s safety Taylor Mays at Pac-10 media day on being a leader.
“Being a leader is not something I push. I want to do things right and lead by exampe and talk when the time is right. There is a repsonsibility being a leader and I have to conduct msyelf acordingly. Not just on football field but in social things.
“I don’t want my teammates to see me at a party. I have no problem sitting in my room looking at the wall. I’ll do that all day long.”

Win Forever

Here’s Pete Carroll at media day talking about the challenge of remaining on top of the Pac-10.
“I’ve hoped somewhere along road I’d get to the situation like we’re in. I’m very blessed the opportunity at SC came when it did; after the expereicnes that kicked my butt. You get fired and fight through it and reinvent yourself to have this opportunity to make a statement over a number of years.
“Winning over a long period of time is something that’s been with me for while. Challenges come with consistency discpiline needed that it takes to stay for a long time. It’s rare we get this opportunity in any sport at any time.”

Pac-10 Poll

1.USC (28) 316

2.California (3) 277

3.Oregon (1) 250

4.Oregon State 216

5. Arizona State 155

6. Stanford 150

7. UCLA 145

8. Arizona 142

9. Washington 74

10. Washington State 35

(First-place votes in parentheses)