Pete Carroll stories from the SI Vault

Easy Does It By Tim Crothers, September 12, 1994 Inspired by the relaxed approach of their new coach Pete Carroll, the New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills.

Back To School By Ivan Meisel, November 5, 2001 Three former NFL coaches do the unusual: leave the pros for college.

Defense of Troy By Mark Beech, October 27, 2003 USC's title hopes have been boosted by a sack-happy, ball-hawking D modeled on the Super Bowl champs' Buccaneers.

Trojan Force By Tim Layden, November 10, 2003 Led by zealous coach Pete Carroll, USC is summoning up memories of Pac-10 glory and making an impassioned run at its first outright national title in three decades.

Fountain Of Youth By Austin Murphy, August 16, 2004 USC football has been revitalized thanks to a wellspring of blue-chip recruits who contribute right away.

Without A Doubt By Austin Murphy, January 10, 2005 After a thundering Orange Bowl victory, a young USC team has back-to-back national titles, 22 straight wins and the makings of a dynasty.

Youth Will Serve By Austin Murphy, February 17, 2005 The Trojans' young-at-heart coach believes ability, not age, should determine who plays.

Nation's Love Affair With Trojans Now Appears To Have Hit the Rocks By Stewart Mandel, November 20, 2008 USC coach Pete Carroll is perplexed. For the fifth time in six seasons, his team has won nine of its first 10 games, yet this time the Trojans seem to have little chance of playing for the BCS championship.

Home Grown By Andy Staples, January 26, 2009 As USC has shown, signing the top local and in-state talent is the foundation for a college powerhouse. At Long Last, Carroll Ready For NFL By Stewart Mandel, January 11, 2010 Whenever Pete Carroll entertained NFL suitors before -- he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins following the 2006 season, he held conversations with the Atlanta Falcons a year later -- the question most of us asked was, "Why would he leave?"

Student Body Right By Joe Posnanski, January 25, 2010 Coaches can bolt, but players are stuck. They shouldn't be.

• Chaos Theory: How Carroll's Move Impacted Recruiting Nationwide By Andy Staples, February 2, 2010 Anyone who read Jurassic Park understands the concept of Chaos Theory. The most common example used to describe the theory involves a butterfly flapping its wings off the coast of Japan and setting off a chain reaction of events that eventually causes a thunderstorm halfway around the world.

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