Pete Carroll was hired December 15, 2000 and was USC's third choice to be their new head coach after Dennis Erickson and Mike Riley. He replaced Paul Hackett as the USC coach after hackett was fired. It's safe to say everything turned out just fine.
Recently Carroll left for the NFL to coach the Seattle Seahawks but not before winning two AP national titles and a BCS championship, He also won five BCS bowls including four Rose Bowls and an Orange Bowl in 2002.
He also had other accomplishments like 33 straight weeks at number one of the AP poll a national record, and an astonoshing 25-1 record in November.
Here are Pete Carroll's top 20 players who played for him at his time at Southern Cal.
Keep in mind the order of the players is only reflected upon the players performance at USC not in the NFL.