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An Afternoon with Pete Carroll

When the Pacific Institute invited me to attend a seminar with USC Head Coach Pete Carroll, I figured why not. Maybe it would give me some insight as to why the Trojans have so dominated the Pac-10 since the turn of the century. I had worked with the Institute's founder, Lou Tice, early in my coaching career and knew it would at least be interesting from a leadership and motivational standpoint.

They were filming Coach Carroll doing a series of lectures on how he runs his program and his reasons for success. Coach Carroll, like Washington Head Coach Tyrone Willingham, are both proponents of positive thinking and have both used the institute for their staffs and players. Coach Carroll just completed his seventh season as the head Trojan, where he has won over 85 percent of his...

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