Dynasties tough to build, harder to maintain

Pete Carroll won't talk about the "D" word, but coaches who have built them say Carroll is building a dynasty at USC.

Updated: August 10, 2005, 2:28 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

On the morning before the FedEx Orange Bowl in January, someone floated the concept of a Trojans dynasty before USC coach Pete Carroll. With a defeat of Oklahoma the next night, USC would have 22 consecutive victories, a record of 36-3 (.923) over three seasons, and, most important, back-to-back national championships.

"The big D word," Carroll said. "I think anybody that makes that statement is like people talking in the third person."

Regardless of what Pete Carroll thinks of Pete ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?