Seahawk’s coach Pete Caroll is one win away from making football history! If the Seahawks win the Superbowl, he will be the only football coach in history to have won two Superbowls and two collegiate football national championships. And those college championships were as head coach of our state’s University of Southern California Trojans.
There is indeed a California connection to Pete Caroll, and Trojan fans fondly remember him for bringing vitality and strength back into the USC football program after several years of misfires. Sadly, some of Pete’s achievement at USC was marred by recruiting violations. But that doesn’t change the fact of the football wins, any more than the “deflategate” scandal has disqualified the New England Patriots from their chance to battle the Seahawks in football’s biggest game. Regardless, we wish both Pete Caroll and Bill Belichick and their teams good luck in the Super Bowl on Sunday, and Trojan fans especially will know who they are rooting for!