You saw it and so did I. Pete Carroll stood up in front of a packed house at Heritage Hall and said, "If you are writing that my exit has to do with the probation rumors, then you are not telling the truth!"
That should shut up most of the bloggers for, oh well, one minute! Most of you get your readers from negative spin (and lack of humor) so I fully expect you to pile on again.
Carroll is a class act and their isn't a lot many of you can say about that. I said in an earlier article it was about "always competing!" Many of you laughed at that, but typically you sound off without doing your due diligence.
I didn't think his exit had anything to do with Mike Garrett (other than Garrett's lack of support for a playoff ) and he went on record saying it has nothing to do with that. You are now calling me delusional, but if it does, he has just lied though his teeth and that will severely hurt his foundation and reputation.
Throw in an untruth about his exit concerning probation and he will be fried alive. He cannot take that chance with his, "A Better L.A." Foundation or it will be destroyed.
I'm just crazy enough to believe the guy because he has been credible since he arrived. We don't know his role in the "Bush" mess but I'm just crazy enough to believe he would not risk his integrity, particularly with his better L.A. Foundation, and lie about it.
The Bleacher Report seems to be heavily SEC-dominated, particularly Alabama, who should know a thing or two about scandal. How many of you were true Tide fans before, well, this year, or better yet, this week?
Many of you have skewered Pete Carroll because he has been the NCAA's answer to supposed SEC-dominance. I say supposed because had any of your great teams played USC any year other than '09, Carroll may have several additional championships.
I can never prove that last statement without a playoff. We have a plan that would have made Pete Carroll happy and given bloggers much less things to write about because we would not be able to impugn the validity of others' opinions. We will hit on big in 2010 without Pete Carroll because this has to be changed. We have to Dump the BCS and Demand a Playoff Now!
Peter Carroll's exit is not about probation, Reggie Bush, Joe McKnight, or a personal issue with Mike Garrett. It is about the lame way the NCAA crowns a champion and the fact that Seattle provides an amazing competition opportunity.
He said at the end of his press conference that it was all about the competition. So, keep blogging about scandal and the fall of USC. As usual, those who do that are writing without the facts. So, beware of a rebuttal that will come quickly!
Fight on and we'll see USC back at the top soon!