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Carroll interested in Falcons position

First off, I think that Pete Carroll would be an absolute moron to go anywhere at this point. He's damn near a God in the eyes of many around the Southern California area and has probably the biggest opportunity for success in the future than he would have anywhere else. But to leave the Trojans for the Falcons? That'd be like leaving Cindy Crawford at her hottest for Britney Spears right now. And I mean sure, the money would probably be better, but it's not like Carroll is struggling to pay the bills.

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Arthur Blank is probably going to give him about 99.9% authoritaaay when it comes to football matters, and a boatload of cash. That'd be my only reasoning

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Better than any of the other options right now.

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1. Stay at USC

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1,152,368. (tie) Falcons/Other

(And I don't like USC at all. But it's just a "Duh!" kind of decision.)

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Challenge...money.

Coaches at that level are competitive. If you've got a cakewalk where you don't have to recruit too much to get the best players, you're always stacked, you're always good, what's the challenge?

To take a team like the falcons out of their hole and take them to a super bowl would be an incredible accomplishment.

Much better than taking a stocked team year after year to BCS bowls.

Plus its the NFL. More money.

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The man failed in the NFL two times. He's setting himself up to fail for a third. He has nothing to prove at the NFL level, but he can go down as one of the greatest coaches of all time, with the teams he has and could assemble in the future. I think this is all to get a raise out of USC.

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Better than any of the other options right now.

Options:

1. Stay at USC

2. Stay at USC

3. Stay at USC

4. Stay at USC

5. Stay at USC

6. Stay at USC

7. Stay at USC

8. Stay at USC

9. Stay at USC

1,152,368. (tie) Falcons/Other

(And I don't like USC at all. But it's just a "Duh!" kind of decision.)

I meant best option for the Falcons.

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I don't think we're ever going to see another Joe Paterno again. We aren't going to see that one guy that sticks with the same program forever. If Pete Carroll leaves the absolute best situation in college football right now for one of the worst situations in the NFL then we are truly in a different era. I understand the competitiveness of coaches at the highest levels but for Carroll to leave now would be premature. His teams have been good, but they aren't on that level where I think you can say that he's mastered the competition to the point that he is now bored with it and seeking a greater challenge.

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You can't say that the man failed twice in the NFL and turnaround and say he has nothing to prove. Getting your choice of players to play at USC isn't exactly challenging. He has a lot to prove to himself. That said, Atlanta would be a horrible situation to walk into. Atlanta needs to rebuild with players of strong character and a coach to match. I could see Carroll going to a place like St Louis, where the foundation of a good team exists.

His best bet is to stay at USC.

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I agree he has to stay at USC its one of the best coaching jobs in the country and he can do it 20-30 years and be good everyone of those years.

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The real question is why would the Falcons take a chance on another College coach after getting burned by one this last season? There are plenty of qualified NFL assistants that they should probably be looking at before dipping back into the college ranks.

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I agree he has to stay at USC its one of the best coaching jobs in the country and he can do it 20-30 years and be good everyone of those years.

One issue which has been rarely covered in the past 18 months is the Yahoo! sports report regarding Reggie Bush and his family's spurring of the alledged agent. It is still ongoing and the suprned agent has met with the NCAA as late as October. The story is not over and something will happen. Not to the size of a SMU=type Death Penalty, but so much that Carroll may elect to leave as well as some of his assistants.

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I agree he has to stay at USC its one of the best coaching jobs in the country and he can do it 20-30 years and be good everyone of those years.

One issue which has been rarely covered in the past 18 months is the Yahoo! sports report regarding Reggie Bush and his family's spurring of the alledged agent. It is still ongoing and the suprned agent has met with the NCAA as late as October. The story is not over and something will happen. Not to the size of a SMU=type Death Penalty, but so much that Carroll may elect to leave as well as some of his assistants.

That's what I was wondering....is USC facing some major sanctions that we are unaware of?

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If I remember correctly, when this story broke out it could of been possible for Bush to lose his Heisman that he won and maybe have USC forfeit the Pac-10 title they won that year. Not sure, though.

On topic, don't do it. At USC, Carroll can just reload every year with just about the best talent in the nation and compete for the National Championship every year. You can't say that at Atlanta because that franchise is a mess.

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First off, I think that Pete Carroll would be an absolute moron to go anywhere at this point.

Especially the NFL. For every Tom Coughlin or Jimmie Johnson there are 10 Steve Spurriers and Bobby Petrinos and... the list goes on and on. Pete has already failed at the NFL. The third time won't be the charm, it will simply prove what we already know, that he should stay at USC. If the guy needs a "challenge" then he should coach at Stanford or Vanderbilt or something.

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The real question is why would the Falcons take a chance on another College coach after getting burned by one this last season? There are plenty of qualified NFL assistants that they should probably be looking at before dipping back into the college ranks.

Exactly! Not only that, the last 3 high profile coaches that came to the NFL either sucked, left unexpectedly, or both.

I'm not saying Pete should go. I'm just saying, someone that is that competitive, could be intrigued by that challenge. We all may think we're competitive, but these guys are on a completely different solar system when it comes to that stuff. And he could quite honestly be board with USC.

I know if given the choice, take the easy job for alot of money or the really hard job for even more money, I'm gonna start sipping margaritas and let my assistants do the recruiting for me.

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Pete Carroll's career NFL record:

1994 6-10 (fired)

1997 11-7 (1-1 playoffs)

1998 9-8 (0-1 playoffs)

1999 8-8 (fired)

A career record of 34-33 with two trips to the playoffs doesn't look like "failure" to me (especially since people are saying how great of job a Joe Gibbs did in going 31-36 with two playoff trips in his second stint with the 'Skins). He may not have been a great NFL coach, but please don't lump him with Steve Spurrier (12-20) and especially not Bobby Petrino (3-10).

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