Pete Carroll . . . Modern Day Philosopher

Here is one of the “Win Forever” Carrollisms delivered Wednesday night at USC.

“You have the power. Nobody controls what’s going to happen to you. You have the power to control what you’re doing and where you’re going,” Carroll said.

I prefer this gem from an assistant coach who worked with Carroll for many years and felt Carroll’s upbringing influenced him.

“Money means nothing to him,” the coach said. “He’s always had it.”

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  • Ken Hart

    You must have a very tiny one Wolfman. Very tiny! Get therapy please!


    Reminds me of a goofy sample in an old Beck song, where some Tony Robbins type explains: “You can’t do anything about the past because it’s a cancelled check. You can’t do anything about the future, because we don’t know what’s going to happen! Your maximum point of power is NOW!”

    Are we absolutely sure that Tony Robbins and Pete Carroll are two different guys? Has anyone ever seen them in the same place at the same time?

    • rusoviet

      They are definitely different ‘but’ you’re right – it’s all well and good to put aside the past and to not imagine too much about the future but that maxim has been squeezed to death.

      The one thing I heard said many times by opposing players was the half-time pump up PC would give the USC team – there it did make an impact. To hear it again from a podium rostrom as some new ‘insight’ with which to ‘move on’ is laying it on a bit thick.

      Wished he’d stayed just one more year to weather that first of four years storm.

  • Go Tama

    Pete Carroll quotes Buddha, so what.

  • B.Miller

    He must be doing something right.. HES A FREAKING WINNER!

  • wolfman, you KNOW i would NEVER presume to tell you how to do your job, but if i were you i’d spend more time with this unnamed Asst Coach!!

  • UCLA Dynasty

    I shudder to think of the abuse Mr. Wolf was subjected to at SCCC.