Monday, May 01, 2006

Draft Surprises Are the Least of U.S.C.'s Recent Concerns - NY Times
For Coach Pete Carroll, watching the N.F.L. draft Saturday was a bit of a reprieve from the bad news that has engulfed his University of Southern California team recently. The four top prospects were drafted below — in some cases, far below — expectations. And yet, that was still the best part of Carroll's week.

"We had a lot of stuff going on," Carroll said in a telephone interview yesterday. "I don't stress about the draft at all. That's the best part — we had all those guys drafted."

Eleven U.S.C. players were drafted over the weekend, but the football program has probably not had such a bad week since O. J. Simpson took off in a white Bronco...

Also, USC officials say no rules were broken - LA Daily News
Trojans Face a New Issue Involving Jarrrett - LA Times
[Plaschke] Tough Week Gets Tougher for Trojans - LA Times
Coach confirms USC probe - OC Register
[Ventre] Carroll must take some blame for scandals - MSNBC

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