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pete carroll to dolphins???

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by shockey, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Weis is a terrible game coach. A great recruiter and better bullshit artist who has been exposed as completely overmatched in every big game ND has played the last two years.

    The family shit works in college. It's not going to work in the pros. Carroll should stick in college, win a buncha titles and retire a king in LA.
  2. Willie-Butch

    Willie-Butch Member

    Carroll would get a pay raise if he went to Miami. Isn't he only making like $3 mil per year at USC? He'll get at least $4 mil from the Fins.
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Is it worth leaving USC for $1-$2 million more per season? Recruiting is easy because the program and campus sell themselves, which leaves you to coach. Great weather in a great American city. Wouldn't have to work bizarre hours like he would in the NFL. There are so many reasons to stay put.

    That is, unless he feels compelled to prove that he can coach in the NFL.
  4. Willie-Butch

    Willie-Butch Member

    Point is, he'd get a raise, contrary to an earlier post.
  5. slowcenter

    slowcenter Member

    Um, the reason ND has lost every big game the last two years is that their players are not nearly as good as those on the FEW top teams they play. Weis' skills as a game coach are not close to being as big a factor as the paucity of top tier athletes at ND.

    They (ND and NBC) make sure they have a schedule that gets them a 10-2 record every year which gets them a good bowl game, sometimes a BCS game. But they do not have top tier talent on the field and are not a top tier team.
  6. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Latest word (for now, post-news conference) is that Carroll is staying at USC.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Carroll won't go back to the NFL. It is interesting, however, that when he'd be on the radio station carrying USC games in L.A. that whenever one of his USC players now in the NFL did something, he'd always be in tune with what happened. Carroll might not be bolting for the NFL, but he's certainly tuning into NFL games.
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Why is that surprising? A coach following someone's success? I'd be surprised if he went back to the NFL too. But good coaches succeed by taking risks through life anyway.
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Definitely shouldn't be a surprise. If you're talking about building a family atmosphere for your program, you need to keep track of how players who went through your system are doing once they left campus. If you don't do that, then you're not doing your job.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    He'd always give more than a fluff answer. He'd talk it up a bit like a coach watching film. That's all I meant by that. It was almost like he was studying the NFL very, very closely.
  11. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    I am not going to say that Pete would not leave USC for a job in the NFL for a few million more in compensation, But like you all said its not worth it in the long run.

    He is already a star in the city of LA and he has a nice job at USC. But someone also mentioned something about a challenge. He may need it now that USC is considered the NFL team of LA.

    But do anyone actully know who will stay and who will go anymore??? We saw what happend to Saban.
  12. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I think USC football might be the best big-time job in sports. You have great weather, a great campus to recruit to (show most players the weather and the girls and they are sold), the fans are interested without being insane, you have a natural recruiting base of California and can pluck some really good players nationally. You are set up for success without the fans burdening you with unrealistic expectations. The only possible reason to leave is boredom. Anything else is insanity.

    And success in the NFL is almost entirely based on X's and O's -- not exactly Pete's forte. Success in college is based on recruiting superior talent -- which Pete does better than almost any coach in the game.
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