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|Dick Vitale's Take|
Eustachy, the former Iowa State coach, admitted he had a drinking problem in 2003. Now, after a one-year layoff, he's back on the sidelines as the head coach at Southern Miss. Eustachy is an intelligent tactician.
Carruth is back in Division I, trying to succeed under Eustachy at Southern Miss. In high school, Carruth was a McDonald's All-American. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard signed with Kentucky and coach Tubby Smith but left after one season.
Then Carruth signed with Oklahoma, but he was dismissed by coach Kelvin Sampson after he fell into Sampson's doghouse. Last season, Carruth played at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.
That's the beauty of the world of sports. If you have a track record of success, and you prove you can play or coach, you'll get that second chance.
|“||When you drink, the whole world revolves around you and the next place. ”|
|— Larry Eustachy|