Nothing lasts forever.
In 2001, Pete Carroll became the head coach of a USC Trojans football program in need.
It was a program that needed motivation.
It was a program that needed inspiration.
And that's exactly what he provided.
For seven years (2002-2008), the USC Trojans football program dominated the Pac-10 and college football.
For seven years, the USC Trojans football program produced two national championships, seven consecutive Pac-10 championships and three Heisman Trophy winners.
And for seven years, the USC Trojans football program gave fans, students, and a city something to cheer for.
Despite this year's "average" performance, the USC football program was perhaps one of the greatest programs during the past decade.
Thank you, Pete Carroll.
You gave everything you had to the university, to the football program, to the students, and even to those less fortunate.
You gave everything you had with an upbeat attitude and a sincere heart.
And you gave everything you had and left it on the football field.
Thank you for the memories, Pete Carroll.
I remember our explosive offenses throughout the years, which were led by players like Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, and Mike Williams.
I remember our dominant defenses throughout the years, which were led by players like Troy Polamalu, Mike Patterson, Lofa Tatupu, Rey Maualuga, and Taylor Mays.
And I remember the times when it seemed USC football was invincible.
Needless to say, you provided me as a fan, and now as a student, many memories of USC football.
Too bad it couldn't last forever.