Thursday, June 10, 2010

Why did Pete Carroll Leave USC?

Some college football fans were surprised to hear back in January that former University of Southern California football coach, Pete Carroll, left the school to coach the Seattle Seahawks (especially considering he'd been offered what seemed like better NFL head coaching options in the past).

At USC, Carroll had amazing facilities, a celebrity fan base, was paid well, and had won a National title (and the Trojans were usually contending in the years they hadn't won). Not to mention, Carroll hadn't had much success in the NFL.

Perhaps his decision to leave had something to do with the NCAA's aversion to compensating players and their families outside of established methods (i.e., tuition, room, and board).

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