ESPN Hires Pete Carroll For A Night

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Right when you thought Pete Carroll's Bowl Season was over, ESPN has to go and hire him to be an analyst for the BCS Championship Game. Carroll will appear on a few Sports Centers, College Gameday and of course the coverage of the Texas-Alabama showdown at the Rose Bowl. Via ESPN....

USC head coach Pete Carroll, who led the Trojans to seven consecutive Pac-10 titles and two National Championships, will join ESPN to provide analysis about the Citi BCS National Championship on the network’s SportsCenter and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot Jan. 6-7.

Carroll will offer his insight on the pressure of playing in a National Championship Game and at the Rose Bowl, as well as coaching against Texas coach Mack Brown in the 2006 National Championship game. Carroll joined USC in 2001 and holds a 97-19 record (83.6%), second highest among active coaches with more than five years at the position.

Carroll will appear on the ESPN set at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on the evening editions of SportsCenter Wednesday, Jan. 6; a special one-hour College GameDay Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.; National Championship pre-game and halftime shows on ABC beginning at 8 p.m.; and for ESPN’s SportsCenter post-game coverage following the game.
I don't despise Carroll as much as some people, and his personality might work in adding something to the broadcast. We shall see.


Cowherd's pants just exploded.

GMoney said...
Dec 30, 2009, 3:53:00 PM  

AA, where are you on all this ESPN "journalism" on the Mike Leach story? this is the story that defines your purpose and you're no where to be seen!!

questionmark said...
Dec 30, 2009, 11:15:00 PM  

Quote from the Gator Bowl: "There are no Polish rules for Florida State."

Joe said...
Jan 1, 2010, 2:27:00 PM  

ESPN and USC are partners (see so this isn't journalism, it's advertising. It's designed to keep USC, an unranked team, associated with national championship expertise despite Carroll's teams winning exactly one and a half. It also deflects the spotlight from the Reggie Bush investigation. For more background on this go to

Unknown said...
Jan 1, 2010, 6:38:00 PM  

This would have never happened if ESPN still had a (real) Ombudsman.

BF said...
Jan 2, 2010, 9:39:00 AM  

I know this doesn't have anything to do with Pete Carroll, but I'm watching the Cotton Bowl and Pat Summerall is really struggling. Why does FOX continue to run him out there and have him embarrass himself...he can't follow the game!!!

Unknown said...
Jan 2, 2010, 5:21:00 PM  

I agree with you Tom. Pat was really bad today. He kept repeating everything Johnston was saying.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2010, 12:02:00 AM  

@GMoney - right on, I was thinking the same thing!

JOCKpost said...
Jan 3, 2010, 12:40:00 AM  

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