The triumphant return of the “modern-day philosopher” Wednesday night included some digs at someone who went unmentioned: Lane Kiffin.
Pete Carroll offered this comment: “From early on, I tried to get the administration to guarantee that (Steve Sarkisian) would be the next coach if I left.”
Ouch. This is yet another confirmation of the falling out Carroll and Kiffin had a few years ago as Kiffin’s criticism of the roster he inherited at USC got back to him in Seattle.
But more surprising was this comment from current USC coach Steve Sarkisian: “So much of the focus of the last three years has been on the sanctions, the ‘Woe is me.”