As the USC football team opens fall practice today for the ninth season under sprinting and shouting Pete Carroll, somebody needs to ignore him.
Somebody needs to slow down, back off, pull his punches, watch his step.
Somebody needs to act contrary to every philosophy that has been preached to every corner of the USC program during its every step to greatness.
That somebody is Pete Carroll.
As the Trojans begin another autumn already steaming under a magnifying glass, I’ll just say what even some of the most loyal USC folks are thinking.