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Carroll Could Have Stayed, Helped USC Heal

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As we watch Pete Carroll dart in and out of the public eye the last few weeks, promoting his new book, impressions are fortified.

He will always be the little boy with the sprig of hair flying around, eager to get over to the sandlot and toss the ball around. His eyes never stop darting, as if he needs to be certain he won't miss the next pickup game.

He will always talk fast, a little like somebody who hopes the words go by so quickly that you won't have time to truly analyze them.

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