USC Morning Buzz: Pete Carroll And Signing Day

WinForeverbookcoverPete Carroll was known for being a master recruiter but as Signing Day approached assistant coaches used to always talk about how panicky he became over the thought the Trojans would run out of scholarships if too many prospects wanted to commit.

That’s hardly the image he projected in public as it always seemed he was a swashbuckler making calls to recruits through the night as high school players prepared to fax their letter of intents.

“I tell Pete every year it always works out but he always thinks we will have more commitments than scholarships,” an assistant was fond of saying.

Imagine if Carroll did this during the 15-scholarship classes?

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  • realtrojan

    This man has just been voted as the most popular NFL coach by the players. He’s the ultimate players’ coach, and I’m more than positive he would have done well only with 15 scholarships had he stayed at USC. This man knows coaching, and there’s no doubt about that.

    • Booyakasha

      We would have never lost to Wa. St at home for sure.

      • SUCC de trop

        Even though little Petey lost to Stanford, a forty point dog, at the mausoleum 21 – 20.

        • Ray Reyes

          Very insightful, thanks for sharing.

          • SUCC de trop

            My pleasure.

        • gotroy22

          You mean 24-23. I’ll never forget it.

        • B.Miller

          And how many PAC-10/12 Championships does your football program have again?
          dont worry.. we’ll wait!

          • SUCC de trop

            Still waiting?

        • Jack B

          Carroll, now in the Super Bowl, replaces Baby Mora, only coach in history of Seattle to be immed fired after one year. Mora won a Sun Bowl, nothing else. Pete won two NCs and eight conference championships. Oh, Carroll also makes over 7 mil a year and is team pres. Mora survives on UCLA scraps and hopes for improvements to his pop warner 80-yd practice gully.

        • TrojanFan3.0

          The obsession is tearing you apart.

    • Ray Reyes

      TROJANS, The bRUIN trolls are manufactured. They keep us coming back. That is what the second rate newswrag Daily News wants. Traffic. There is NO WAY a respectful UCLA fan acts like these idiots.

      • realtrojan

        Yeah, but the truth is there are some truly trashy bRuins out there, who are burning with jealousy against us Trojans. So I guess you could say that they tend to manufacture themselves. lol.

  • SpiritsOfTroy

    I miss Wolf’s predictions of NFL failure and regular updates on the “Caesarhawks.” Oh right, Wolf was wrong again. At least we still recall the amazing years CJ Spiller gave SC, right Wolfie?

  • B-rad

    That he worried about over-signing is encouraging. How many schools routinely way over-sign (SEC, SEC, SEC) and then toss the unwanted players aside? I’d rather see the team end up short on scholarship players (if some don’t academically qualify), then to bump kids like that with few options after signing day. How about coaches just take academic standing more seriously into account in the recruiting process?

    • FightON

      I just want to know who is telling the kids to stay on with classes that are oversigned. Sure, kids in the Top 10 probably will not be dropped. But the three stars hoping to hop into D1? They are the ones who suffer unless there is a position need. I’m not sure why their coaches aren’t better prepared for the process. Then again, what 18 year old actually listens?

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    ‘Ol Petey, the ultimate coach for Shouldda Couldda U!!!

    ALL that talent, NO crystal!!

    Here’s what I remember:
    Texas: choke
    UCLA: choke
    Stanford: choke
    Or St.:choke

    Four crystal balls down the drain!!!

    UH-OH, SPAGHETTI-O!!!!

    • Mike 70

      Here is what we remember about little bruin football….ah….well…oh…um…that’s right NOTHING!!

      • Helen

        The only thing I remember is one bruin saying to another bruin “pass the nachos” as they watch USC in bowl games on TV from their sofas at home.

        • SUCC de trop

          Chances are Kitten you heard that while you were a delivering pizza.

      • SUCC de trop

        How soon the senile forget: UCLA 35 – succ 14. Two games won in a row. SUCC Fights On.

        • steveg

          You will NEVER be allowed to forget one thing…50-0.

          • SUCC de trop

            What?

          • SUCC de trop

            Washington St. 10 – succ 7

          • Cheap seats

            Yes — having 4 coaches in one year…..AND still winning 10 games and beating Stanford!

            And don’t give me crap about your meaningless 35-14 win. If you guys took care of business the week prior against Arizona St AT HOME, there would’ve been energy on our side to play the game and would’ve meant the PAC-12 South title on the line.

            The “pride” crap is overrated. They were playing for the honor of going back to El Paso.

          • SUCC de trop

            Cheap Lies, if you don’t give a crap, why bother posting you don’t give a crap. Secretly I think you really do give a crap, because you profess so vehemently not to give a crap. However if you really mean it and you don’t really give a crap, then why crap so much about not really giving a genuine crap?

          • Cheap seats

            Haha. Always entertaining to chat with you, sir.

          • gotroy22

            Losing to the ruins 35-14 was hardly meaningless- it cost Ed his job and gave us Sarkiffian.

          • Cheap seats

            You really think Haden would’ve kept him if he won against UCLA?

            I still side on the rumor that Coach O was told a few days BEFORE the game he wasn’t going to be coach. Even Wolf acknowledged this is very likely during the chat.

            Although it would seem like Haden being “considerate” in telling Coach O he’s not in the running, it really was to take pressure off him because it likely will cause a huge distraction.

            The team that took the field that night was definitely not like the other coach O teams of last year.

          • Trogan Fan

            LOL. Says the guy whose team lost by 50 at ASU!

          • Cheap seats

            LOL at you: that loss to ASU didn’t mean anything for UCLA? You’re really comparing it with a week 4 game coached by Kiffin?

            Oh I forgot — you’re a full ride scholarship athlete that trolls USC boards “only a few minutes” a day.

          • FMUSC81

            And yet managed to Match you in the Wins in your banner year to greatness …. Your ceiling …our Floor!!!!

          • Trogan Fan

            aw, but you lost to us and played a 14th game against Hawaii to get that 10th win. Good for you!

          • FMUSC81

            Thank you ..not bad for four coaches right ???

          • SUCC de trop

            Something for SUCC Fans to feel good about.

        • Ray Reyes

          Quoting scores again, how original.

          • Trogan Fan

            Ignoring current in favor of ages long ago – how Trogan!

    • Helen

      Chuckie: should we compare Pete Carroll’s Seahawks record with Mora’s Seahawks record? I didn’t think so.

      • SUCC de trop

        Ok, lets compare little Petey’s SUCC first year record to Mora UCLA’s first year record. Wasn’t there also major SUCC Alum and fandom whining when little Petey was first hired. And little Petey didn’t know squat about Reggie situation – absolutely nothing. Lastly Kitten, how do you account for Petey’s lack of SUCC LOYALTY; once the trouble hit the fan, Petey hightailed it to Seattle. Petey’s FB legacy will always be tied the games he choke-choked.

        • Ray Reyes

          And UGLY was nowhere to be found. How about your guys’ chokes? Stanford back to back? And BTW, you dips keep calling USC “Yesterday U,” yet YOU IDIOTS KEEP BRINGING UP THE PAST!!!!

          • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

            They lost to Stanford back to back to back.

          • SUCC de trop

            Are you sure it wasn’t front to back?

          • SUCC de trop

            SUCC is the past and I’m glad you recognize it.

          • FMUSC81

            They weren’t favored like us to beat Stanford …. So it’s not a choke … just the norm!!!

        • Jethro G Sabbath

          Thai !

          It is you!!!

        • Ray Reyes

          Ummm. She was talking Seahawk’s records, not USC UGLY.

          • SUCC de trop

            Zzzzzzzzzzz.

        • FMUSC81

          Since you want to compare years …. Compare year two.. please don’t stop at one !!!! Let see how that year three goes …. and FYI …when was the last time the Ruins Choked ???

          • SUCC de trop

            Knocka yourself out.

          • FMUSC81

            Exactly…. You have to have expectations to Choke !!!!

        • Cheap seats

          Please add up ALL the accomplishments of Dorrel, Neuheisel, and even your beloved Mora.

          Compared them against HALF of Pete’s years.

          Ding! Ding!

          This shouldn’t even be a discussion. Pete is way out of your team’s league any way you try to modify it!!!!

          • SUCC de trop

            Yes he is when it comes to cheating.

          • FMUSC81

            You forgot winning !!! But I know Winning is hard word to say in Who-ville when it comes to football

      • B.Miller

        NO UCLOWN wants to talk facts!

    • timtrojan

      Is there anything better than 2 losers like Scotty and Bucket calling out Pete. Winners do it, losers camp on other schools blogs. You guys do really deserve each other.

    • FMUSC81

      Hey what was UCLA fighting for in those years ???

  • Jack B

    Face it Wolfie. Carroll proved you wrong big-time. He’s at the top of the NFL and did it in just four years. The truth of the matter is that PC always thinks things will work out. It’s just how he is and one of the reasons he is so successful. He just has a terrific mental approach. Now, let’s compare that to your mental approach.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      “did it in just four years”???
      is that you, Rusoviet???

    • steveg

      Wait, did I miss something? Wolf has a mental approach? To anything?

  • WESTWOOD ROB

    I was on this blog back when you were all complaining about Pete McCheat and taking shots at Booty and Joe Butterfingers McNight. Now look at the love for Pete!

    After Sarkisan has a few six win seasons i bet you wil be missing Kiffen and saying look how he wins forever at Alabama!

    • FightON

      “I was on this blog back when you were all complaining about Pete McCheat and taking shots at Booty and Joe Butterfingers McNight.”

      Sounds like you haven’t had a life for a very long time.

      • WESTWOOD ROB

        I was gone for awhile due to some things, but I am back, just like UCLA football and hoops!

        • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

          You got caught near a Chuck-e-cheese, didn’t you?

          • WESTWOOD ROB

            Ha ha, no! My old church cured me of those urges. And they said I couldn’t go on dirty websites anymore so I had to stay away from this blog. But I’ve been done with that church for awhile so its okay for me to be here.

        • FMUSC81

          Typical Ruin fan …only round in during the good times… must be a boring to sit in the dark for 15 years at a time….

          10 wins!!!! I must come out … USC 10 wins!!!! Well that’s USC for you …LA’s team…. I wish we had those expectations.. but hey 10 wins !!! and a Sun Bowl…We’re on top of the mountain now !!!!

        • Cheap seats

          Going to the Sun Bowl = UCLA football is “back”?

          Back….where?

          • WESTWOOD ROB

            Its all about direction! USC is going down down down but Jim Mora and Steve Alfred have UCLA going up up up!

          • Cheap seats

            I recall something similar after Dorrell’s best year……and when Neuhiesel was hired.

            In all honesty, they should be good this year and I’m going to the Oregon game at the RB.

            With another stacked recruiting class and Hundley’s last year, anything less than a Rose Bowl win is a disappointment. And Mora is 0-3 vs Stanford and was absolutely creamed by Oregon. Let’s see if he can break that barrier.

          • SUCC de trop

            Cheap Lies must mean he doesn’t give a crap.

      • SUCC de trop

        I believe Booty and McKnight are delivering mail in Topeka, Ks.

        • FMUSC81

          Better than standing at the Home Depot !!! with the sucla grads !!!

          • SUCC de trop

            A very compelling argument 86.

    • TDOG

      Ya ok dork! Go back in your hole bRuin vermin! Why are you here?

      • WESTWOOD ROB

        For Kiffen news! Why else would anyone be here?

        • TDOG

          Good point!

  • FMUSC81

    I can’t help but Laugh at the Little Gutties who come on here and call out Trojans and Pete Carroll… I love how they think to themselves that Mora, will achieve what Carroll did…. Even in years of our Sanctions they best they can do is pull even at best! Sure they’ve won two in a row…I mean, even a broken clock is right twice a day! And that about sums up UCLA football program…. A broken Clock sitting in a corner that nobody pays attention too. We’ve seen this UCLA rah rah before i.e Toledo … Donahue … and well nothing to Show for it… When we peak, we’re consider NC….Ruins a Division Contender …. Sorry Gutties ….Mora isn’t going to change that …He’s just not. We’re Los Angeles Football Team…Basketball is yours….Wait …That’s a thing of the past ….But hey! I hear the Clippers are pretty good.

    • SUCC de trop

      Thank you 86 for the your SUCC bong of consciousness.

      • FMUSC81

        Your the hippies on Wilshire protesting !!!! So the bong is in your court !!!! Keep the the Envy Guttie and Envy On!!!

  • Marv Elapes

    Good luck to Pete and his Hawks. He’s gonna Win Forever! And when did this blog become the crying room for the Ruin trolls. Oh yeah, since their team and blogs have sucked. Which is forever. Lose/Choke Forever Ruins.

    • Trogan Fan

      Last I checked, Pete’s been gone for years and left SC in shambles. Why would we care what he’s up to now? I do find SC’s fixation on Pete’s success ponderous though – will you have the same love for Kiffin at Alabama? LOL.

  • Ray Reyes

    Just remind these bRUIN trolls who call USC “yesterday U” that they are the ones who BRING UP THE PAST as much as anyone!

    • SUCC de trop

      SUCC is the past. Embrace it.

      • Marv Elapes

        Sure SUCCLA, the Ruins and their 0 bcs appearances are the present, we believe you.

        • SUCC de trop

          That’s in the past merv.

          • Marv Elapes

            Really, has anything changed? If not, then it’s the present.

          • FMUSC81

            Yup… if you have running zeros … than it’s still the present !!!!! Like ZERO ROSE BOWL WINS SINCE 86′ !!!! It’s still present that Who-ville still hasn’t won a Rose Bowl !!!

          • Trogan Fan

            Present is 35-14. BOOM!

          • FMUSC81

            Present …. 46-30-7 Boom!!!

          • SUCC de trop

            The BELL is display on UCLA’s campus. SUCC on the other hand, has a cheesy, plastic Drum Major statue on display. SUCC Fights On.

  • TDOG

    This might be a little bit over the top for soeme of you (especially bRuin trolls)- but you can see a perfect description of Pete by using his birthday (Sept 15 1951) at this site (check out Reggie Bush’s if u can too!) – http://www(dot)thesecretlanguage(dot)com/check/birthdate/

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    OMG!!!

    simply state a few FACTS supported by iron clad empirical data, and the Chimpazees start flinging dung all over the wolfman’s blog!!!

    even more amusing– they start attacking other schools as if UCLA or Stanford have anything to do with Southern Cal’s failures…other than kicking their butts in all 3 major spots every year!!!!

    they say the truth hurts, but sometimes it REALLY STINGS!!!

    HAWR-HAAAAAAAWR!!

    • Cheap seats

      You keep honoring the wolf man even after he clowned you on last week’s chat?

      He even started ignoring your weird questions about your sexuality.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        i already stated that was a Faux Bucket, and the wolfman is aware.

        no control over how people sing on as in the chat, i could sign on as Nigel Tottenham…..where IS that guy?? today was supposed to be the big day!!

    • Cheap seats

      You always ignore my questions about Wolf’s rough treatment of you during the chat. Guess it must be a sensitive issue or embarrassing.

      I’ll stop now.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    Nigel???

  • https://www.facebook.com/yo.duh.31 YoDuh

    gratified i am, to see coach Mora honors Yoda.

    a statue of Yoda he keeps in his office!

    the secret to UCLA victory, this is!

    so long as my statue sits in Mora’s office, win we will!

    http://t(dot)co/DLF4W6yAMZ

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      Yoda, you truly stand above all others.

      Cadre, group howl on three, Vun, Two, SREE!!

      AUUUUUUU-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/yo.duh.31 YoDuh

    gratified i am, to see coach Mora honors Yoda.

    a statue of Yoda he keeps in his office!

    the secret to UCLA victory, this is!

    so long as my statue sits in Mora’s office, win we will!

    http://t(dot)co/DLF4W6yAMZ

  • FMUSC81

    It must be truly miserable to be a Ruin… I mean they spend their time on a USC blog just hating everything we say… we love Pete… they complain … We hate on Pete .. they complain… just shows what Who-Ville preaches …MISERY…and man does it love company…Especially in Baby Blue… I’ve always wondered why Bruins are so miserable and have utter hatred for us Trojans….This blog really shows why … It’s obvious to see our Pride as Trojans!!! And so easy to see the bRuin Embarrassment they Harbor with their petty comments. So little Gutties ….ENVY ON!!!! Envy On!!!

    • Cheap seats

      Are they really representative of the Bruin fan?

      Most I know don’t care, even about their own program more than half the time. They’ll talk smack about USC, but not to a point they know every backup player and assistant like these trolls.

      Maybe they aren’t UCLA fans, just “closet” USC fans ? Like HeySUCS or whatever his screen name is this week.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        hmmm…well then wouldn’t these “closet” Southern Cal fans sign on as “trojan4life” and claim to be class of ’75 phi betta kappa??

        Cheaps, do you think Clubber Lang envies his punching bag???

        • Cheap seats

          Are you seriously denying envy after trolling — I mean –working this blog for over 10 years?

          That’s like my friend saying “I didn’t eat the birthday cake” when he had frosting on his mouth!

          Please keep working for this site….you crack us up! (Look at the comment count)

        • FMUSC81

          He should have …. Would have kept him from getting knocked out had he…. You know that feeling 46 times!!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      since when does the hammer envy the nail?

      • FMUSC81

        It never has …Envy on Envy on!!!

    • Trogan Fan

      Haha, love the denial that runs through Trogans’ blood. Better academics – UCLA. Better location – UCLA. Better athletics – UCLA. Better sanctions – well, that’s USC, so you got that one! REMEMBER ON at YESTERDAY U!

  • Trogan Fan

    Trogan fans are like beaten wives. Love the man who left you crying in the corner. Pete’s last few years were hardly spectacular and he split as soon as the NCAA finally came knocking. But, oh how we still love Pete!

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      Trog, nicely placed crotch kick!! the gum flew right out of FMUS81′s mouth!!

      (at least i HOPE that was gum)

      • TrojanFan3.0

        A little salty today?

    • Marv Elapes

      Just because you’re bitter about all the A-whippings Pete put on your team, doesn’t mean we are. Pete is, and will always be a Trojan Legend!!!! Win Forever!

  • Marv Elapes

    100 Posts on a Pete Carroll blog. And most by the Ruin Trolls. You guys obsess over Pete as much as Wolf does over Kiffin. Kinda creepy……….

  • Ray Reyes

    TROJANS, realize what is happening here. The bRUIN trolls are manufactured. They keep us coming back. That is what the second rate newswrag Daily News wants. Traffic. There is NO WAY a respectful UCLA fan acts like these idiots.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      hey, we never claimed to be respectful, No-Neck.