It’s been 10 years since Pete Carroll left USC but don’t think he is out of the picture.
For one thing, Carroll loves to play a part in any coaching search that involves a former assistant (except Lane Kiffin).
Sources tell me Mike Bohn called Carroll for advice and even brought up Kris Richard, who used to be Carroll’s defensive coordinator in Seattle. This is probably why Richard’s back in play after Joe Barry turned down the job.
Why doesn’t Carroll help Kiffin? Their relationship has been on the rocks since USC people told Carroll all the negative comments Kiffin made about the roster he inherited in 2010.
- In the continuing series of players announcing they will return to USC who had no business going pro, offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker announced he will return next season.