With USC playing Texas, it brings back memories of the 2006 BCS title game. I spoke to former USC linebacker Collin Ashton this week about the game.
Ashton, who called the defensive signals on the final series, said he still remembers when he went over to the sideline to speak to Pete Carroll during a timeout.
“Is this not the most fun you’ve had in your entire life?” Carroll told him.
Texas QB Vince Young scored the game-winning touchdown on the next play. But I like this story because it shows Carroll’s enthusiastic nature was always present, even during the most stressful moment of the season, if not his USC career.