Pete Carroll has left USC to the Seattle Seahawks owned by Microsoft found Paul Allen

Will USC be a top contender in the Bowl Championship Series now that Carroll left

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 27.8%
  • No

    Votes: 6 33.3%
  • Both (yes in a way, and no as well)

    Votes: 7 38.9%

  • Total voters
    18

leomac08

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http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/seattle-seahawks-fire-jim-mora-010810


Pete Carroll who left a Dynasty at the University of Southern California has left USC to become the headcoach of the Seattle Seahawks. If you guys don't know this Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft), owner of the Seattle Seahawks may have been one of the reasons Carroll left. I smell a lot of money. Anyways I'm kind of surprised why USC Carroll would leave USC? and I am very scared for the future of the USC football program. I mean Pete Carroll made the Pac-10 better! and increased football awareness in Los Angeles due to LA not having a Pro Football team!

I also created a Poll


This is a list of the Highlights Carroll made.

Two BCS Championship Game appearances (win over Oklahoma, and a loss to Texas)
Two national championships, including the AP 2003 national championship and the undisputed 2004 national championship.
Seven consecutive Associated Press Top-4 finishes
A record six BCS bowl victories
A record seven consecutive BCS bowl appearances
A record seven consecutive years as Pac-10 Champions or Co-Champions
A national-record 33 consecutive weeks as AP's No. 1-ranked team
A winning record of 97–19 (85.6%), including 16–2 against traditional rivals Notre Dame and UCLA
A NCAA record of 63 straight 20-point games
Twenty-five All-American first teamers
53 players selected in the NFL Draft, including 14 in the first round.[45]
Three Heisman Trophy winners (Carson Palmer, 2002; Matt Leinart, 2004; Reggie Bush, 2005)
Four Top-5 recruiting classes
Win streaks for home games (34) and Pac-10 home games (22).
In 2007, USC became the first NCAA FBS team to achieve six consecutive 11-win seasons.[46] In 2008, USC added an unprecedented seventh consecutive 11-win season.
28–1 in the month of November
Only team in history to win three consecutive Rose Bowl Games
 

MacDawg

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Not a done deal yet
But is likely
And USC didn't fire Carroll, Seattle fired Mora

We have been discussing it in the College Football thread

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leomac08

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Not a done deal yet
But is likely
And USC didn't fire Carroll, Seattle fired Mora

We have been discussing it in the College Football thread

Woof, Woof - Dawg
This is a College-Football post season event.

that also concerns NFL fans,

and I live in Los Angeles and all the local news channel's have confirmed Carroll is leaving USC.
 

MacDawg

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This is a College-Football post season event.

that also concerns NFL fans,

and I live in Los Angeles and all the local news channel's have confirmed Carroll is leaving USC.
I haven't seen a confirmation anywhere yet on the 'net
Edit: Thanks Duke

Most reports say that Seattle will interview a minority candidate to fulfill the Rooney Rule and the deal will get done next week


Woof, Woof - Dawg
 

leomac08

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Alright Pete Carroll has officially left USC.....:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:( sad day for USC fans.....:eek:


I'm hearing he is not only the head coach of the seattle seahawks but the PRESIDENT as well!!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek:


So many questions!


but it's official.


All we need now is a Press Conference.
 

Surely

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He was making big money at USC: $4 million a year. How much are the Seahawks paying him?

Too bad he's leaving LA. I saw a 60 Minutes story about him in 2009 that talked about all of the work he personally does in Los Angeles to try to reduce/end gang violence.
 

MacDawg

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He was making big money at USC: $4 million a year. How much are the Seahawks paying him?

Too bad he's leaving LA. I saw a 60 Minutes story about him in 2009 that talked about all of the work he personally does in Los Angeles to try to reduce/end gang violence.
Not about the money
The NCAA is coming after USC sports
OJ Mayo, Reggie Bush, Joe McKnight and more
The heat was on and he bailed

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leomac08

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He was making big money at USC: $4 million a year. How much are the Seahawks paying him?

Too bad he's leaving LA. I saw a 60 Minutes story about him in 2009 that talked about all of the work he personally does in Los Angeles to try to reduce/end gang violence.
So far i'm hearing a $17 million 5 year deal........ not sure.....

and that was good that he tried to reduced gang violence......haha:p

Not about the money
The NCAA is coming after USC sports
OJ Mayo, Reggie Bush, Joe McKnight and more
The heat was on and he bailed

Woof, Woof - Dawg
That's a very interesting controversy too...........the USC sports program is in the red zone right now....:rolleyes:
 

gibbz

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And he might as well leave while he is still highly desired. Another mediocre year next year and some of the immortality disappears.

Agreed Dawg, I think he knows the hammer is about to drop at USC.
 

jecapaga

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So far i'm hearing a $17 million 5 year deal........ not sure.....

and that was good that he tried to reduced gang violence......haha:p
^^That wouldn't even pay him what he's making at USC, sparky. I've read estimates of 7 to 10 million a year with a 5 year contract. Roughly 35 to 50 million contract with coach and president titles and direct involvement in deciding who is the GM.
 

leomac08

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^^That wouldn't even pay him what he's making at USC, sparky. I've read estimates of 7 to 10 million a year with a 5 year contract. Roughly 35 to 50 million contract with coach and president titles and direct involvement in deciding who is the GM.
or probably $17 million per year......that would be nice...:p they're offering him the coach, CEO, CFO and president positions!!!!


day-umm, did the seahawks fire their entire cabinet?!?!!:eek:
 

steve2112

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Not about the money
The NCAA is coming after USC sports
OJ Mayo, Reggie Bush, Joe McKnight and more
The heat was on and he bailed
I think that is playing a part. The NCAA is going deep into that program, and I wouldn't be surprised to seem some sanctions coming down. USC themselves already punished the basketball program because of the OJ Mayo stuff.

I think there are other factors, as well. Many good coaches want to prove themselves in the "big leagues" - the NFL. Like I said in the other thread, Carroll really didn't do all that great in his last NFL stint, and I think he wants another chance to prove himself in the NFL. PLus, without the nit-picky rules of the NCAA, he can focus on being a coach, not a micromanaging rules enforcer.
 

Whorehay

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If he does leave, hopefully there's some chance that we win the BCS championship next year without him.
 

carlgo

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Well, what a contrast to the Niners and Raiders. One rational and professional organization and two...uh, odd ones at best.

The Oregon coach might be going south.

It is likely a lot of players who might have gone to USC will go to UCLA, Oregon and Washington. More parity in the league, but no dominant team. Too bad, I always want at least one highly ranked PAC 10 team.
 

dmr727

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More parity in the league, but no dominant team. Too bad, I always want at least one highly ranked PAC 10 team.
I think parity is a good thing. Besides, there's nothing to stop the Pac-10 from still having a couple of teams up near the top of the rankings.
 

dmr727

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Like badandy mentioned on the other thread, I think Pete Carroll has a kind of likable personality and aura about him that makes him a great recruiter. Unfortunately that means squat in the NFL. It'll be interesting to see how well he does.
 

leomac08

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I just want to know what Paul Allen has to do with all this? Why did OP feel the need to put that in the title? Inquiring minds want to know!
It is obviously a MS conspiracy

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Haha, well for all of you conspiracy theorist:

Paul Allen- owns that Seattle Seahawks

Paul Allen- Net Worth "$$$$$ billions"

Paul Allen gives Pete Carroll a $35 million position plus presidency + CEO + CFO??

Show them the money and they will come!

I added Paul Allen because in Macrumors i am aware they're not a lot of Football fans in these forums, but if i put Paul Allen, then some of the hardcore mac guys, can join in! (in a way) lol :p:D
 

sysiphus

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Haha, well for all of you conspiracy theorist:

Paul Allen- owns that Seattle Seahawks

Paul Allen- Net Worth "$$$$$ billions"

Paul Allen gives Pete Carroll a $35 million position plus presidency + CEO + CFO??

Show them the money and they will come!

I added Paul Allen because in Macrumors i am aware they're not a lot of Football fans in these forums, but if i put Paul Allen, then some of the hardcore mac guys, can join in! (in a way) lol :p:D

Honestly, Allen hasn't had much to do with Microsoft in a long time. (By the way, he's a pretty nice guy). I'm glad the Hawks are getting a good coach...but we need some good players. Sports commentators are saying the same things about Carroll as they did about Mora last year--ultimately, a good coach is critical, but without good players, we'll still suck.
 

rhett7660

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I just want to know what Paul Allen has to do with all this? Why did OP feel the need to put that in the title? Inquiring minds want to know!
Come on now....this means Pete can't use his iPhone anymore. Huge news. This is bigger then him leaving USC! :D :D

I can't wait to see how USC does in the coming seasons. Love it!
 

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Paul Allen left Microsoft more than 6 or 7 years ago due to his illness. He still owns a LOT of stock in Microsoft but has nothing to do with it's operation. He also owns the Portland Trailblazers and built the Experience Music Project. Which was a flop.

He has lot's of money and isn't very good at investing either.

He just happens to love music and sports. He has his own band.