USC Football Notebook: Carroll says B...

USC Football Notebook: Carroll says BCS ranking doesn't add up

There are 332 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Oct 18, 2009, titled USC Football Notebook: Carroll says BCS ranking doesn't add up. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, left, congratulates USC coach Pete Carroll moments after the intense closing minutes of the intersectional game Saturday in South Bend, Ind.

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Mathias D

San Jose, CA

#1 Oct 19, 2009
I am huge USC fan and I understand Carroll's issue. How about this? Stop losing conference games to unranked opponents! Let's try that strategy for once...Stanford, Washington, Oregon State...all beat USC and lest I forget the 13-9 debacle that was UCLA the year LSU won the NC with two losses in which they gave up over 40 pts each!.

Handle your business on the field and the rest will take care of itself. Florida and Alabama cannot stay #1 and #2...Right now it looks like Texas vs. SEC champ and USC will beat up on the current BIg 12 champion...again. Who is it this year Iowa?

Since: Apr 08

Los Angeles, California

#2 Oct 19, 2009
I am going to excuse the U-W loss for a couple of reasons. 1) No Matt Barkley. 2) No Taylor Mays. 3) First Pac-10 game and we have a VERY young team for the most part at key positions. 4) UW is a hostile environment and they had all the bounces go their way in that game.

On the other hand, we're not playing championship caliber football. Do we have the potential? I think so? Are we a National Championship quality team? Objectively-no. But I'd so much like to say yes. It just ain't going to happen. Next year will be much stronger. But we are lacking the superstars (as we did last yr) at positions like running back, wide receivers, and D-line. No one really stands out. McCoy came to play at ND, but McKnight just isn't a superstar, nor are our wide receivers. I'd like to see bigger wide receivers so Barkley can loft it up to them and let them go get it. Our special teams is weak. These are the missing ingredients we need to win a national title. And with every one and their mother gunning for us this season (and every other season)- it's not going to get any easier.

Oregon state should be a cake walk at this point in the season. Than it's Halloween at Autzen. Hopefully it's not too much of a nightmare. Fight on.
R U Serious

United States

#3 Oct 19, 2009
The annual, gauranteed conference loss.
S.U.C. lost to WASHINGTON......hello
BigFishSmallPond

Omaha, NE

#4 Oct 19, 2009
SoCalMike wrote:
But we are lacking the superstars (as we did last yr) at positions like running back, wide receivers, and D-line. No one really stands out. McCoy came to play at ND, but McKnight just isn't a superstar, nor are our wide receivers. I'd like to see bigger wide receivers so Barkley can loft it up to them and let them go get it.
I agree with everything you said except this part. Damian Williams is a superstar who will be playing on Sundays, great hands, good speed and runs excellent routes. With SC opening up the playbook more and more for Barkly, your going to see a lot of big plays from Williams, McNight and the others. Fight On !!
helen

Fullerton, CA

#6 Oct 19, 2009
USC is overrated anyway
helen

Fullerton, CA

#7 Oct 19, 2009
fred wrote:
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Yep, I'm pretty sure Iowa won't be winning the Big 12 championship anytime soon oh clueless wonder.
We will see!!!!!
Jack Hammer USMC

Twentynine Palms, CA

#8 Oct 19, 2009
helen wrote:
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We will see!!!!!
Iowa is no in the Big-12. Idiot!
Lou

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Oct 19, 2009
I was at a Tavern so I may have not heard it correctly, but I thought I heard the NBC announcers say that it was a Big East officiating crew in ND?

Can anyone confirm that?
trojan fan

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Oct 19, 2009
No there were pac 10 officials working too. I am a big fan too, but if we lose to washington ,you can't blame the bcs or anyone else!!
Lou wrote:
I was at a Tavern so I may have not heard it correctly, but I thought I heard the NBC announcers say that it was a Big East officiating crew in ND?
Can anyone confirm that?
Lou

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Oct 19, 2009
trojan fan wrote:
No there were pac 10 officials working too. I am a big fan too, but if we lose to washington ,you can't blame the bcs or anyone else!!<quoted text>
C'mon buddy. Not one of those personal fouls SC got was legit.

The late hit on McKnight out-of-bounds was bush league. The ref was standing right there too and no call.

SC got a 15 yarder for a guy flexing his biceps after a sack yet when ND scored a TD and the receiver flexed his forearm to the crowd, nothing was thrown!
BSU Alumni

United States

#12 Oct 19, 2009
Pete, come on you lost to UW that 0-12 last year. Short memory?

Arrogance never fixed anything.

Dare you to play BSU in the "tidy bowl."

BEWARE of the ducks on halloween, it will be quite a scary night in Autzen.

Do not Californicate Idaho.
Mathias D

San Jose, CA

#13 Oct 19, 2009
fred wrote:
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Yep, I'm pretty sure Iowa won't be winning the Big 12 championship anytime soon oh clueless wonder.
My bad..my Big 12 reference was to the Big Ten which has more than ten teams...it was supposed to be a joke. Real college football fans may have recognized it as such...its hard to get the sarcasm just right in print media. My main point is simply this...Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State...all beaten soundly by USC in big games in the Pete Carroll era. Lets root for a USC vs. SEC matchup this year.

Its like Notre Dame in any BCS bowl game...they get humiliated! Or Ohio State in the NC game...we don't want to see it again anytime soon.
mike

AOL

#14 Oct 19, 2009
I can not believe that Boise State, Cincinnati, and Iowa are listed above USC. We always destroy the Big 10 when we play them.. Iowa should have lost to Iowa State.

DeathValley56 Ghost

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#15 Oct 19, 2009
Petey is just a cry baby because the biased human polls have him ranked 4th and the IMPARTIAL COMPUTER POLLS have USC ranked 11th, thus putting the Trojans at #7, about where they rightfully belong if not closer to what the computers ranked them (#11). I think #11 is a better indication of how good USC is, definitely not #4..........LOL :\ Carroll is just a Big Cry baby!!! Wahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

DeathValley56 Ghost

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#16 Oct 19, 2009
mike wrote:
I can not believe that Boise State, Cincinnati, and Iowa are listed above USC. We always destroy the Big 10 when we play them.. Iowa should have lost to Iowa State.
One reason is that USC really sucks!!! LOL :\ By gosh, USChoke plays 1-5 Washington State and San Jose State! LOL :\

DeathValley56 Ghost

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#17 Oct 19, 2009
USC lost to last year's 0-12 Washington Huskies 16-13; and WASHINGTON DOMINATED THEM. :\
joe blue

Anaheim, CA

#20 Oct 19, 2009
DeathValley56 Ghost wrote:
USC lost to last year's 0-12 Washington Huskies 16-13; and WASHINGTON DOMINATED THEM.:\
If U.S.C would of played overated media hyped sec lsu in the national championship games guess what lsu would of definately loss twice! How can a 2 loss team make it to the championship anyways the good old boy network does not work let's have a playoff system so the pac-ten can dominate college football!

manhattan_beach_ dude

“Go BRUINS ”

Since: Jan 09

Manhattan Beach CA

#21 Oct 19, 2009
Mathias D wrote:
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My bad..my Big 12 reference was to the Big Ten which has more than ten teams...it was supposed to be a joke. Real college football fans may have recognized it as such...its hard to get the sarcasm just right in print media. My main point is simply this...Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State...all beaten soundly by USC in big games in the Pete Carroll era. Lets root for a USC vs. SEC matchup this year.
Its like Notre Dame in any BCS bowl game...they get humiliated! Or Ohio State in the NC game...we don't want to see it again anytime soon.
I call them the big 11
OMG

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Oct 19, 2009
funny to see these homers still talking about USC in the Title game. Get a clue, USC has not beaten anyone even worth mentioning. ND was overated at #25 and they almost took down USC. Cal is not that good really, and their other conference win is agains the worst team in college WSU. I can't wait til they start playing some real teams the Oregon schools and when Toby Gerhart and the mighty Cardinal go to L.A. and run over you condoms.

USC has played NOBODIES this year. LSU, Florida, and specially Alabama and Texas would destroy the condoms.
OMG

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Oct 19, 2009
BTW Peter Carroll, the BCS ranking do add up, do the math, chump! you lost the Huskies! nuff said.

Geez, their fans are just like their coach, bunch of cry baby little girls.

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