In this segment, which USC coach ran a looser ship? Pete Carroll or John Robinson.
Q: Harpoon Harry said:
John Robinson was often criticized for what many people believed to be running a “loose ship” during his second tenure as USC coach. Pete Carroll was also heavily criticized for having a very casual atmosphere for the football program with many players getting in trouble with the law. So the question is, based on observing both coaches, who ran the looser ship?
A: Carroll ran a loose ship but practices were extremely physical and the pace was faster than other programs so people worked hard. In 1996, there was a feeling the team was out of shape and Robinson did not run hard enough practices or seem engaged enough. He came back in 1997, but the criticisms persisted.
Q: sobayquail said:
Any chance of moving a tight end to tackle in order to shore up the OL? It worked well with Charles Brown, who was a tight end when he first arrived at SC. Or, is it to late to move Derek Simmons to OG?
A: I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the incoming tight ends gets moved. Either Christian Thomas to defensive end or if he keeps growing Xavier Grimble might become an offensive tackle.