Carroll is right where he belongs

Even after the salt overtook the pepper in his floppy hair, Pete Carroll remained the Dick Clark of college football, a forever young coach best imagined in a varsity sweater and a leading role in a Pac-10 pep band.
But if Carroll returns to the NFL, he’ll age faster and uglier than the portrait of Dorian Gray.
It’s that time of year again, the period when the USC Trojans prepare themselves for another BCS bowl while a growing circle of losing NFL owners weighs the potential candidates for jobs not yet vacant.