Pete Carroll Book Tour should be CANCELLED

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Remember that email forward circulating a few years ago? Listing the shortest books ever written?

Updated for today, it would read something like “Sobriety, Sanity, and Self-Control” by Lindsay Lohan, “Anger Management” by Mel Gibson, “Racial Tolerance and Understanding” by Rush Limbaugh, “Sound Logic, Reason and Decision-Making” co-authored by Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann…well, you get the idea.

I would put Pete Carroll’s “Win Forever” in the same exact category. A man who just burned the once proud USC program into the ground, and then fled college football to find safe asylum with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, dodging NCAA repercussions, doesn’t deserve dollar one from his book tour. He doesn’t even DESERVE A BOOK.

He won’t admit it, and it hasn’t been proven yet, but he knew what was going on USC, and did nothing to stop it. And now the Trojans are a shell of a program because of rampant corruption occurring on his watch.

This is supposed to be a role model?

By Paul M. Banks

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USC To Face Major Post-Season Ban?

It would appear that major trouble is headed the way of the USC Trojans.

Amidst all of the talk of expansion — and of, get this, a 16 team Pac-10 — it would appear that the Trojans are headed for major sanctions before the end of the week.

ESPN’s college football recruiting insider, Bruce Feldman, tweeted late Wednesday night:

“USC has been hit with a two-year post-season ban in addition to the loss of scholarships, among other penalties from the NCAA”

The scholarship loss was self imposed by the school, and the post-season ban isn’t necessarily surprising. What will be interesting is to see what exactly “other penalties” means.

Season forfeitures, including any National Titles?

Maybe…Reggie Bush’s Heisman?

Perhaps Pete Carroll will get a must-show clause put into his contract — similar to Todd Bozeman and Ralph Sampson — that if a team wants to hire him in the next ten years that they will have to show reasons why they should be allowed to hire the coach.

All in all, there is nothing groundbreaking yet. But coupling USC sanctions with MAJOR conference realignment before the weekend (reportedly, Colorado already has their Pac-10 invite and Nebraska to the Big Ten is all but a done deal), this may be one of the most important and controversial weeks in college football history that didn’t involve actual, you know, games.

And it does seem like the ban is a done deal, and while the other coming penalties will surely make us all giggle…does it compare to a picture of the Songbirds??

No. Of course it doesn’t.