USC coach Pete Carroll acted like a spoiled kid whose Christmas loot didn’t include a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot, Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time when quarterback Mark Sanchez decided not to stick around for another year of free football.
Now that Sanchez is the starting quarterback for one of the NFL franchises that aimed a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot, Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time at the fleshy area of Pete’s ass, Carroll is making nice.
“People would think that I want him to not do well or something like that,” Carroll said during an appearance on Sporting News Radio’s The Monty Show. “I want him to get everything and the reason that we fought so hard for him to stay and to be the best prepared for the opportunity when it came up. He’s making the most of it and he’s maximizing it and the fact that they just named him the starter, I know he’s going to be thrilled by that. . . . We couldn’t be happier . . . and no one is cheering more for Mark than I am. I love him and he was a great guy in our program and I want him to do great, and that’s the only way we know how to look at it.”
Sorry, but that doesn’t mesh with the Spalding Smales routine, with Carroll pouting at Sanchez’s press conference and then walking by without shaking the kid’s hand.
Now that Carroll can spin Sanchez’s success into something that’ll help Carroll recruit more Mark Sanchez’s in the future, Carroll is playing it smart. Still, he let his guard down in January, and we have all seen the nipple on his soul.