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Report: Carroll officially resigns at USC

With the Seahawks and USC coach Pete Carroll reportedly meeting today to nail down the terms of his employment at the Seattle branch of NFL, Inc., progress apparently has been made.

According to Scott Wolf of the L.A. Daily News, Carroll has submitted his official resignation to the powers-that-be at Southern Cal.

And so a college football coaching contract continues to bind only the school, allowing the coach to leave whenever and however he wants, regardless of the problems his departure might cause.

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21 Responses to “Report: Carroll officially resigns at USC”
  1. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Jan 10, 2010 10:05 PM

    I think “Pervy_Harvin” needs to resign as a member of PFT for thinking that registering to make comments makes him a blogger. You think people click on a story wanting to know what “Pervy_Harvin” thinks??? Get a life loser, and go somewhere else now that you’ve been infringed upon!

  2. ZXTT95 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:10 PM

    Then the school’s lawyers should insert such a clause into the contract, shouldn’t they? Except, they’re competing for the coach’s services, so they don’t. Horrible free market…

  3. BleedGreen says: Jan 10, 2010 10:11 PM

    How do you know there isn’t language in the contract stating Carroll can resign at any time for any reason?

  4. ispysomething7 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:26 PM

    Pete Carroll is going back to New England. The Kraft family have finally realized that Adam Vinatieri, not Tom Brady or Bill Belichick, was responsible for all of New England’s Super Bowls!

  5. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 10, 2010 10:27 PM

    And when he fails in the NFL he will be crawling back to College teams everywhere. By then he will have lost all credibility, except to Lane Kiffin who will say “come on bud, someone will take you too, they took me after all.”

  6. Tecumseh says: Jan 10, 2010 10:41 PM

    “With the Seahawks and USC coach Pete Carroll reportedly meeting today to nail down the terms of his employment at the [b]Seattle branch of NFL[/b], Inc., progress apparently has been made.”
    —————————————————-
    Florio-serious question- Is the bolded your opinion after reviewing the briefs in the Needles case? The NFL as a single entity? Do you think that’s how the SC will rule?

  7. nateman says: Jan 10, 2010 10:49 PM

    Why would Carroll leave a place where he is king? USC is fixing to be in some major trouble within the next 2 years and Carroll knows it, so he decided to get out.

  8. Richm2256 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:52 PM

    Gee, will USC have to interview a minority candidate to replace him, or doesn’t the Fritz Pollard Alliance give a crap anymore???
    (Yes, I know that the FPA and the Rooney Rule are an NFL only entity. Get a damn sense of humor, moron)

  9. Hail2ThaRedskins says: Jan 10, 2010 11:14 PM

    DO NOT USE SCOTT WOLF AS A SOURCE!!!
    Do you have any idea how often Wolf is wrong?
    It is expected by just about everybody that Carroll will resign soon, but if Wolf is the only one reporting it – it hasn’t happened yet.

  10. pramis123 says: Jan 10, 2010 11:14 PM

    USC is going to get pounded by the NCAA, so Pete must be one of the luckiest guys in the world to be able to get this offer just in time to bail…..Feel bad for the next head coach and incoming recruits who will have to pay the price for whatever happened in the past.

  11. tk1966 says: Jan 10, 2010 11:15 PM

    Seattle hiring Carroll makes perfect sense – he already has experience dealing with overpaid prima donnas.

  12. nosnilloc says: Jan 10, 2010 11:24 PM

    right, Carroll leaves USC in the same shape that Lou Holtz left Minnesota and Notre Dame….great coaching!

  13. Thunderbolt says: Jan 10, 2010 11:36 PM

    Q: Why did Matt Leinart stay at USC for his senior year?
    A: He wasn’t ready to take such a big pay cut.

  14. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 10, 2010 11:43 PM

    C’mon Guys. He knows Reggie Bush is a Free Agent this year and wants him back on his team. He also wants to resurrect Matt Leinarts career and draft Joe Mcknight. Wouldn’t surprise me if he tries signing all the USC guys

  15. ninjapleazee says: Jan 10, 2010 11:48 PM

    [# darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: January 10, 2010 10:05 PM
    I think “Pervy_Harvin” needs to resign as a member of PFT for thinking that registering to make comments makes him a blogger. You think people click on a story wanting to know what “Pervy_Harvin” thinks??? Get a life loser, and go somewhere else now that you’ve been infringed upon!]
    what the hell

  16. Colorado Thistle says: Jan 10, 2010 11:50 PM

    The biggest injustice is that a student recruited by a coach who leaves cannot leave without a year off penalty. I don’t blame a coach who wants to move to a different, better offer, so why can’t a “student athlete?”

  17. DirtMcGirt24 says: Jan 10, 2010 11:54 PM

    He goes from being a king in college football to having (now) 14 posts two hours after news breaks that he’s officially left college.
    There must be some serious bad news about to break about USC to want to take that voluntary step into the black hole of the NFL.

  18. ChrisJohnsonEnglishProfessor says: Jan 11, 2010 12:36 AM

    Carroll is turning tale a getting the hell out of Dodge because he knows he brought in some shit recruiting classes, and USC isn’t going to be rolling to the BSC (BullShitChampionship) game for a while. He’s just selling high. One or two more down years (by elite college football standards) and he wouldn’t be getting NFL head coaching offers.
    So even though I hate USC and Carroll, he is at least doing a smart financial move. Although I don’t know why anyone would want to coach the Seahawks

  19. stnmmc says: Jan 11, 2010 12:41 AM

    # Colorado Thistle says: January 10, 2010 11:50 PM
    The biggest injustice is that a student recruited by a coach who leaves cannot leave without a year off penalty. I don’t blame a coach who wants to move to a different, better offer, so why can’t a “student athlete?”
    Answer: Because the NCAA does not give a damn about “student athletes”

  20. Patsfan1776 says: Jan 11, 2010 9:03 AM

    Completely agree that the NCAA does not do anything for “student atheletes.” Carroll is bailing out and USC will be lucky to have a winning record next year not to mention the sanctions that are coming and all the while Petey and Reggie will be counting their millions. I hope karma shows up for these 2.

  21. FlorioWhorio says: Jan 11, 2010 9:39 AM

    Patsfan1776 says:
    January 11, 2010 9:03 AM
    Completely agree that the NCAA does not do anything for “student atheletes.” Carroll is bailing out and USC will be lucky to have a winning record next year not to mention the sanctions that are coming and all the while Petey and Reggie will be counting their millions. I hope karma shows up for these 2.
    __________
    Karma? Like it did for the cheating that the Pats did? LMFAO!!!!!!
    GFY, loser Pats fans.

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