2 minute (obviously prewritten) response stating he knew nothing about what went on.
this may be of some local interest
sack 'o shit. But remember...this coach was always about helping develop upstanding young men. I know this because he told me so.
NCAA claims it has evidence at least one Assistant Coach knew all of the Reggie Bush stuff. How can Carroll make this statement with a straight face? He would be better off just saying no comment due to the appeal.
Perhaps under the desk.
has undoubtedly mentioned this elsewhere but how in the hell does McNair (the "assistant coach" in the report) not get canned after lying to the NCAA? AD Garrett or Prez Sample have to step in here, no? Tell Kiffin the guy's got to go?
I think most Michigan fans felt getting rid of Alex Herron was clearly the right thing to do.
Don't forget, both Kiffin and Orgeron were at USC when all this taking place. I mean, it's sort of difficult for Kiffin to push for the dismissal of McNair when they both likely knew what was going on. And who knows how many players Kiffin was greasing who did not win the Heisman and will never come to light? USC probably figures it would be better to keep McNair than dump him and risk having him start to talk.
would be saying that we should believe him. Why don't we believe Carroll?
Because he's not our coach. Do you really need to ask this question?
thing and wanted to try it. I'm annoyed at moral outrage coming from us--there is no evidence Carroll knew anything, and he deserves the same breaks we think our coaches deserve.
Because he's so obviously insincere.
And because he jumped the sinking ship.
gives you nice glossy "we're great so don't punish us for rampant cheating" scapegoating propaganda
Michigan's man up, full disclosure approach over the the smug blameshifting and denials of Southern Cal
It's the only way to go. Andy Geiger did the same thing 8 years ago, and it worked out fine. The bottom line is that 1) you shouldn't be fucking around and 2) if something goes down, get all hands on deck and address it as publicly as possible to avoid sanctions. Somehow USC didn't get the memo.
(1) now is the time to be concerned about "outside" influences interfering with the student athlete? Petey - you let agents/celebrities roam the halls of Heritage Hall with your personal invite. You don't wear sanctimony very well.
(2) I'm sorry "we, the Trojan family" have to deal with this? Are you disgorging your salary? If not, STFU - I'm sure Trojan fans, those that don't have their heads in the sand, don't need to hear this "we're all in it together" BS from you and Bush.
Let me show you my shocked face.
How could PETE CARROLL have known what was going on? He was just coaching the team to victory.
be more full of shit...
did iiiiiiiiiiiiii do that?
Yeah, fuck you Pete. Lying shitsack.
Can't imagine it hurts him too much with all his millions in the Pacific Northwest though.
Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I still kind of like Pete Carroll. Lane Kiffin can still go to hell.
That is pretty close, especially for a football coach. No wonder they had to agree to pay him $4 million.
bolted for the NFL knowing damn well that there was a shit storm brewing. He isn't at Lane's level, but he's not that far above it.
No maybe about it. There is something wrong with you.
That's what I figured.
Anyone else get the idea that this was filmed awhile ago - like before he left? He kept using the term "we" like he was still there and never made any statements about any specific sanctions. I just got the idea that someone at USC got the idea that they needed some responses ready to go in case the sanctions came out, so they filmed. Then he left, but USC kept the film. Wonder if there is another one in case they NCAA left them off. Just my opinion based on rank speculation.
Haha - I totally felt like it was fake or something. I was waiting for the laughter to start. I realize that it's Pete Carroll, and nothing is genuine. What a creep.
Is that Petey is very non-specific as to the NCAA findings. He talks about "the findings", talks about being "in shock", etc. But, nothing about what the NCAA actually released.
That's semi ludicrous. A school being investigated by the NCAA,that's hoping not to get tagged, isn't going to pre-record videos commenting on the NCAA's (future) hammering of them.
Does that mean that you think I'm semi-right? Or did you think I had mad flow and meant to type that I was semi-Ludacris?
An organization that faces the possibility of bad news wants to have a statment ready to go. They don't want to lose time finding a spokesperon, getting him back if he is travelling, getting a text prepared, having it run past legal, shooting it, and then releasing it. They want it on the same news cycle as the bad news. They want to get in front of the story. They may make other clips that cover other possible outcomes which never get used.
Do I know if USC did this here? Of course not - its just my opinion. (Though I did find it odd the Pete seemed to know about USC's decision to appeal before it was even announced.) The clip just felt generic and staged - like it was done months ago.
Are you enjoying being able to pay ALL your players now?
Someone needs, no begs, for a dong punch for expecting anyone to believe that load of bullshit!
And everyone wondered why Pete left...come onnnn! The Seahawks? More like "I don't want to be there when the sh*t hits the fan, so...NFL, here I come!"
I think lack of depth for the first few years would be a major roadblock to the creation of a semi-pro league. Add to that what I imagine would be enormous costs for facilities, travel, lodging, and food (costs currently covered by us, the taxpayers) and you have a potential for bankruptcy that might scare away even the most optimistic of investors.
to see that there is gambling in the casino...
Section 1, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship
"Round up the usual suspects" is what the NCAA said.
"I'm so shocked by this, that I left the school before the findings were ever released in order to coach one of the shittiest franchises in a league I have had only the most marginal success in." --Pete Carroll
No of course I had no idea it was happening....o crap.
No of course I had no idea it was happening....o crap.
He's clearly not sorry at all for beating up Rihanna.
Same as the schools.
I think coaches who leave the school before sanctions are hit should be given 3 years off and if they bolt to the NFL they should be given 5 years from being able to coach an NCAA school.
After the third time you should get a life time ban.
You want the sports to clean themselves, scare the shit out of coaches when dealing with their livelihood. Coach Calipri would have 2 strikes and a 3rd would give him a lifetime ban.
This would stop schools from hiring these scumbag coaches, i.e. Indiana and Sampson or Kentucky.
There is one little exception, if the coach and school decide to stay together you just give them a 3 year post season ban and scholarship losses and maybe the coach cannot coach off campus or something.
Just my 2 cents.
That doesn't sound like a bad idea. But how to punish the players who have ended up screwing up current players (btw, RoJo, you should have gone here)? Although probably not a huge amount of hurt, the NCAA could remove the possibility for Bush to make any donations to the school. Any amount of money through whatever shill foundation Bush sets up can not go to USC. He's just as responsible as the school.
Missed the post above, but here is the link for those that do not know Sargent Scultz...
I would rather see General Burkhalter; "Klink vee are going to send you to the russian front"
Everyone please remember he has spent many of these past years living near Hollywood. Football coaches like him are great salesmen for recruits and he is also a great actor. How about an Oscar trophy instead of the National Championship trophy???? He is a rat that jumped ship before it sank.
I am running out of tissues for my embattled RR and DD. I shall drink an Ale for you guys tonight!
Good point. Maybe old Pete can join Izzo on Broadway after they both get booted from the pros.
Based on his audition tape, I'd say he'd be better cast as a politician.
hair is perfect though.
Pete Carroll's humiliation is never off topic
I am not making this up. Kiffin came out and read a public statement in response. Effectively, he said that USC had suffered a similar set of penalties in the early 80's and post-penalty returned to their place atop the P10. No denials. No apologies. Just, "Hey, we've been here before. It's no big deal. Every couple of decades this happens, because we get caught."
Kiffin simply cannot feel shame.
And people said he wasn't a good fit in the SEC!
Carroll actually had the chutzpah to make himself and USC sound like victims. No wonder he was so good at recruiting.
I saw this on college football live and I lawld
I have two words for Pete Carroll, so I"ll just be blunt and get to the point:
"The university had no idea anything was going on and I had no idea anything was going on..."
Hey Pete, wouldn't that suggest lack of institutional control if there was indeed anything going on?
Wait is this bigger than Maple Bar Gate?
Thanks Pete - we now all clearly understand what "major" really means with reference to NCAA violations.
"Hi, I am Pete. You look like someone that likes to have fun. I think you would look great in this convertible '01 Mustang. Let me grab the keys and we can take this baby for a spin. An old couple that just drove it on the weekends just turned it in. You will have to move fast though because I have three other peolple trying to secure financing as we speak."
Loves weiners... I before E what?
but this really is a brilliant demonstration of how to be a lying, sanctimonious ass. I wonder whether Carroll thinks that anybody believes him. Maybe he thinks everybody should believe him. He might even believe himself, which is perhaps the scariest part.
I would go for a little less sanctimony and a little more contrition, but to be honest, since it's PC I would probably get a little pissed no matter what he said.
I'm surprised he could keep a straight face.
and I paraphrase..
"What is unclear is whether or not Carroll is running from something or too something, in this case it certainly seem he is running from something.."
His contention is that the coaching staff knew nothing of any impropriety. On top of all the evidence the NCAA compiled, it goes on to actually list family friends that had received compensation as well, yet no on on the staff had any idea this was going on.
That sure sounds like "lack of institutional control" to me.