USC cornerback charged with rape

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Eric Wright, a starting cornerback on the USC football team, was charged Monday in Los Angeles with rape.

COL FB: Southern Cal 55, Oklahoma 19

MIAMI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Southern California Trojans overwhelmed Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl Tuesday for college football's national title.

USC's Hershel Dennis out for Orange Bowl

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Southern California tailback Hershel Dennis will not play in the Orange Bowl contest against Oklahoma because of a knee injury.

NCAA blocks Williams from returning to USC

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The NCAA has rejected wide receiver Mike Williams' bid to once again play football at Southern California.

USC No. 1 tailback suspended

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Hershel Dennis, expected to start at tailback for Southern California this season, has been suspended indefinitely for disciplinary reasons.

Colleges sign high school football players

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- USC and LSU, which shared college football's national title last month, both landed high school stars Wednesday on National Signing Day.

Analysis: BCS confusion continues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The NCAA has shot down the first plan aimed at revising the controversial Bowl Championship Series for college football.

Idaho names Holt football coach

MOSCOW, Idaho, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The University of Idaho made official Monday that Nick Holt would become the Vandals' new football coach.

USC coach proclaims his team No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- USC Coach Pete Carroll, his top-ranked team left out of the BCS title game, said Sunday the Rose Bowl would determine the national champion.

Trojans frozen out by BCS for title

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Bowl Championship Series took another black eye Sunday, bypassing top-ranked Southern California in favor of LSU and Oklahoma for the national title game.

FBC: USC 44, Stanford 21

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Mike Williams hauled in three touchdown passes from Matt Leinart Saturday night as ninth-ranked Southern California ripped Stanford, 44-21.

Trojans lose Arbet for season

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Defensive back Kevin Arbet of Southern California is lost for the balance of the season because the stress fracture in his right foot has not completely healed.

Florida lands Leak

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- On a big signing day Thursday, Florida, a school noted for top-notch signal callers, landed another prized quarterback.

Florida Gators land top quarterback

Florida, a school already known for its quarterbacks, landed a prized prospect Wednesday.
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Pete Carroll
USC head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after his team defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 38-24 in the 95th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is the head coach and executive Vice-President of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, New England Patriots and the University of Southern California Trojans football team.

Carroll attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. After being an athlete in childhood, his lack of physical growth as a teenager caused him frustration in high school sports; weighing 110 pounds as an incoming freshman, he was required to bring a special doctor's clearance in order to go out for football. He tried hard to prove himself, a trait that carried on throughout his later life. As a result, he was a three-sport standout in football (playing quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back), basketball and baseball, earning the school's Athlete of the Year award as a senior in 1969; forty years later he was inducted into the charter class of the Redwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame in April 2009.

After high school, Carroll attended junior college at the nearby College of Marin, where he played football for two years (lettering in his second year), before transferring to the University of the Pacific, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. At Pacific, Carroll played free safety for two years, earning All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference honors both years (1971–72) and earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1973.

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