With USC sinking, who else needs to weigh in but Pete Carroll in an L.A. Times interview.
Here’s the money quote: “Unfortunately for the people who have followed, we made it really difficult on them. We won every game for three years in a row or whatever it was. The expectations were difficult.
“In one regard I feel bad for the guys who followed because it’s been so hard to match up. But it’s a marvelous place with great potential, a great setting, a great university in a great spot.?”
I don’t know how difficult Carroll made it for his successors. USC is USC.
I do know this: USC is easier to win at then some other marquee programs. It’s in L.A. and an easy conference. Carroll took advantage of both of those things during his tenure.
USC is only difficult when people get in the way and gum up how the program works.
There are some do-nothings who work in the McKay Center now that make it harder to win and recruit. When you get rid of them and hire a good coach, it will be easy to have success.