Hail Caesar!

Former USC coach Pete Carroll received an honorary degree today from his alma mater, University of the Pacific.

I can’t believe it took Pacific longer than USC to award Carroll an honorary degree. But Max Nikias wasn’t known for wasting time when it came to honoring someone he liked.

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72 thoughts on “Hail Caesar!

  1. If we had the CFP playoff format that we have now there’s a good chance Pete would’ve won four or five championships. His teams always played the best game of the year in the bowl or championship game

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    1. How do you account for the Tixas NC victory.

      Little Petey will be remembered longer for his major defeats in CFB and NFL than his forgettable victories.

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      1. Vince Young was a man amongst boys that game. He was on a mission and he accomplished it. Our tacklers were bouncing off him. We had the better team but Young was the difference motivated by the Heisman spurn. If that’s your summation of the Carroll era then you missed 95% of what happened.

        Are you aware that Mater Dei High School has more Heisman winners than UCLA?

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      2. Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. The Texas Game and the NE Super Bowl is what the Media seems to always focus on. Don’t hear much about 55-19 or the Legion of Boom holding the Highest Scoring Team in NFL History to 8 points in Super Bowl.

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      3. Awww, the memories….poor lil ‘Petey’s gaffs always outweighed his accomplishments, despite having by FAR the best talent in college ball, he managed only one semi-legit Natty (2004 the Grantlad Rice trophy was stripped), then fled town leaving a two year bowl ban, a decade of probation, and SC laughing stock of the NCAA.

        But let’s focus on his legendary gaffs: leaving Reggie on the sideline for the biggest play of game vs Texas, and his ultra dumb pass on goal-line against N.E. Every letter and e-mail he ever sends should end in “with Regret, Pete Carroll”

        wolfman, you never got enough credit for running him and his hand picked cronies, Kiff and Sark outta town. The Classy Cadre, as the little girl in the Shack n’ Bake commercials said: “and we helped!”

        #OneLastKickInThePants

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      4. Bucky is here – welcome back! But he seems to be back on the magic shrooms, sadly. Pete’s gaffes outweighed his accomplishments? Hmm…anybody reasonable agree with that? Crickets.

        How about those baby bears? I am guessing they are about .500, maybe not even that, in the last 25 years. And show-cause chip is really hitting out of the park, isn’t he?

        The LA Times calls ucla football “depressing”. Anyone disagree with that? Check out the attendance at the RB:

        https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2019-09-14/ucla-football-relevant-again-oklahoma-rose-bowl-games-depressing

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  2. OWNS- What will UCLA be remembered for for in football????? Maybe legendary coach Red Sanders who spent his last night paying for a women that was too much for him to handle.

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    1. What’s a better way to die, happily in the saddle, or as an impotent, alcoholic loser.

      #”Corky, I need another double fireball; step on it will ya.”

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    2. McKay fought against kidney failure.

      Red Sanders fought against some cheap hotel bedsheets getting tangled up between his skinny legs. If the heart attack hadn’t felled Red, then the STDs he acquired that day would have.

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      1. I have it on good authority ’67, from a person who knew McKay well, that McKay was a full race alcoholic. As to your contention McKay suffered kidney problems ’67, that may be true. But there’s no doubt McKay’s heavy juicing probably accelerated his demise.

        **** EVEN “Both acute and chronic alcohol consumption can compromise kidney function, particularly in conjunction with established liver disease. Investigators have observed alcohol-related changes in the structure and function of the kidneys and impairment in their ability to regulate the volume and composition of fluid and electrolytes in the body. Chronic alcoholic patients may experience low blood concentrations of key electrolytes as well as potentially severe alterations in the body’s acid-base balance. In addition, alcohol can disrupt the hormonal control mechanisms that govern kidney function. By promoting liver disease, chronic drinking has further detrimental effects on the kidneys, including impaired sodium and fluid handling and EVEN ACUTE KIDNEY FAILURE”

        ~Adapted from Epstein, M. Alcohol and the kidney. In: Lieber, C.S., ed. Medical and Nutritional Complications of Alcoholism: Mechanisms and Management. New York: Plenum Medical Book Company, 1992. p. 498.

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    3. In 2014, I attended the USC-UCLA game with a young 12 year old Trojan fan. We happened to sit near midfield at the Rose Bowl and sat one row in front of this older gentleman. During conversations with his family members, I found out it was Donn Moomaw, an All American in the 1950’s who has his name on a banner at the Rose Bowl. Moomaw is still alive at over 90 today. As a minister, he delivered the invocation at the first inauguration of Ronald Reagan in 1981. He also was involved in Sex Scandal involving 5 women. This is who I think of when anyone mentions UCLA football.

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      1. Yesterday U, what young, healthy, heterosexual male hasn’t dreamed of a romp with five healthy, naked females. But like bozo FB’ only 1 football problem, males only have 1 Mr. Johnson.

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    1. Gee Hal, SUCC and Little Petey lose vs Stanford, a 41 point ‘dog, @ the crumbling mausoleum.

      And of course Hal, with 10 mins to go, SUCC and Little Petey blow a 12 point lead vs Tixas and lose the NC game @ the Rose Bowl.

      #Oh the Clown U humiliation.

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      1. Thank you for the reminder, G. T.
        Leaving the hotel —after cleaning out the minibars — a couple hours before the game was an All Time Low…. even for UCLA….

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      2. It was widely reported that the refs blew that game awarding 10 unearned points to TX on blown calls. It was the beginning of the push for review. The score stands but USC lost to the refs not TX.

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      3. In the 2006 RB, Young’s knee was down on the first pass TD for TX. Replay confirms it. Officials blew that call.

        Bush’s knee was down on the attempted lateral inside the TX 30 yard line, but it was ruled a fumble, ball was given to TX. Replay confirms it. Officials blew that call.

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      1. …there’s a good chance the brubabes will top themselves on Nov 19th —quick kicking on 1st down from start to finish.
        #KeepsPowderBlueJerseysPristine…
        #…NotToMention…
        #…EasierOnBruBabeOffensiveCoordinator….
        #”Coach,OurGuysCanRunThisOffenseToPerfection!”

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      2. Owns: “By limiting the number of bruin downs Chip has limited the number of bruin penalties….”
        #…AndTheNumberOfBruinPointsScored….
        #[AllTheWayDownToZero]

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      3. Don’t laugh, 67 —-you couldn’t be more on the mark. [If you could get yourself a punter who had the leg to get ya 60 yards on your side of the field — and had the touch to place the ball inside the 5 when on their side of the field–you’d be in great shape —without runners, receivers or a qb. You’d just need ball hawk d-backs to get ya a couple pick sixes during the other side’s 180 downs]…

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      4. Speaking of losers ’67, SUCC down 38-3 to Alabama, decide to kick a 48 yard FG. What A f**king joke, bozo FB “SHOCKS THE WORLD.”

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  3. I was entranced by those Carroll years and followed the team to Auburn, Ohio St, Nebraska and Oregon, all convincing wins. It was amazing to observe 60,000 fans (100,00 in Ohio) turn from berserk to depressed.

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  4. Nobody can duplicate the Pete Carroll years. He owned L.A. and little ucla. The reign of LR will be successful but different in that there is more balance in the teams competing these days. All things being equal, it is now a hopeful USC football program. What is past is past even though the trollies can’t admit it because they all live in the past. Do we call him Doctor Ceaser now?

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      1. [As if to prove my point, my addendum appears before my original reply —ya gotta love it —part of this site’s charm]…

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      2. Michael, at Scottie’s site, you just never know where your post will land. Scottie’s webmaster monkey likes to mix things up. Keeps us on our toes.

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      3. Upside down? It will happen. And also sideways. Probably will happen to one of owns’ posts.

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    1. I suppose at 94 next month, George, you have seen a lot of loves go by the wayside. I hope you have a love or two left to comfort you.

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      1. Hi. Yeah I’ve been a lucky dog. I’ve only had one wife. My angel. June 19. Is the day brother. If I make it until then. Lol. But. How about that bushy beard my friend ?? Shave. ?? Lol.

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      2. I hope you’re talking about June 19th…..TWENTY- FORTYTHREE…
        I’m betting that you’ve got a long way to go, G.T……and they’ll be happy days …cuz you seem to know what counts in life…
        #BeliefInSomethingHigher
        #ALightHeart
        #ALoveOfFriends
        #TrojanFootball
        #ADeep&RichHatredOfUCLA

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    1. No. And when I see Viet Nam movies I feel somber for the 59,000 wasted American lives, disproportionately Black lives, that were sent to slaughter in a war that could not be won.

      You would think the U.S. would have learned its lesson not to meddle in sovereign’s affairs, but oh no, not us.

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      1. No doubt LJ, you saw Johnny Wayne in the bomb “The Green Berets” at least 52 times.

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  5. Pete has enough money to buy the paper he had Wolf fired from. Cesar was Roman wouldn’t Scott be able to find a Trojan leader to call him? Although when Scott went to school Troy was considered a myth because the ruins hadn’t been found

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    1. Wow, that McCoy piece was eye-opening. So the guy had 2 priors, and yet the evidence indicates he was engaged in at least a throwing around the furniture situation with his one-time girlfriend that led to police intervention.

      So maybe SC had a basis for outlawing him. The guy obviously has some impulse-control problems. Perhaps now that he is older and in the friendly Southern confines at Tennessee he will turn his life around. Too bad it didn’t happen while at SC because Troy could have used him.

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    2. The girlfriend has some unhinged jealousy issues and seems to push things things to the limit. Maybe you can attribute Bru’s not
      being prosecuted to George Gascon’s policies. But if Bru kicked Cray-Cray girlfriend and head butted her, he probably should’ve been suspended from the team. I disagree that he represented a danger to the university at large.

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  6. Glad to see Charlie (‘Lunch-Pail) Bucket still has that anti-USC chip on his shoulder, although it seems to gave grown from a chip to a redwood.

    Love us or hate us, Lunch-Pail, just don’t ever forget us.

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    1. Nice that Chris is saying what’s on Everyone’s mind…
      #ExceptForMaybeCarol……
      #”WeDon’tHaveARightToControlAWoman’sBowelMovements”….
      #…”TheyAreProtectedByTheRightToPrivacy!”

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      1. Tragic Buffalo shooting being exploited by Carol Folt to support democrats “America is racist” social agenda.

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      2. Just liberal clap-trap. President Hot Lips will get chauffeured back to her $8 million USC-paid Adelaide Place mansion in Santa Monica and won’t give another thought to those Buffalo victims💋

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      3. Not strictly accurate, Charles. Carol is far from through….
        There will be many more mass shootings leading into November. And many more birdbrained commentaries coming from Carol….
        #ButSheWon’tSayOneFrickingWordAbout…
        #..ABankruptCountry(Ours)PromsingMultipleBenefits..
        #…ToImmigrants…
        #..WhileIgnoringTheHealth&SafetyOfOurWorkingPoor…

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