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Thursday, February 18, 2010
It's lunchtime for USC and NCAA

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Pete Carroll didn't seem stressed at all. Bored, but not stressed.

USC's hearing with the NCAA infractions committee broke for lunch at noon, and Carroll stopped by for a brief chat about the Seattle Seahawks and being back in the NFL.

Not surprisingly, he said he's not going to talk about what happened inside the secret hearing.

Carroll didn't have to appear here, something he made note of: "I'm being a good soldier," he said.

He said he was leaving Thursday afternoon. Carroll will be in L.A. this weekend for his A Better LA charity event.

So that means he will be interviewed by the NCAA today. The gist, of course, will be what he knew of former running back Reggie Bush's dealings with would-be agents. And if he should have known.

Carroll has long contended that he knew nothing.

It's likely that Trojans running backs coach Todd McNair, who is also on hand but refused comment, will face tough questioning on the Bush matter. One of Bush's former agent suitors, Lloyd Lake, who is embroiled in a contentious lawsuit with Bush, has claimed that McNair was aware of his association with Bush.

After chatting, Carroll bolted for lunch with Lane Kiffin.

Carroll proposed that Kiffin would be buying.