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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2009
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be an insider of one of the most successful college football programs of all time, arguably the preeminent team of the past seven years, the University of Southern California Trojans, or any other big time football school, then this is the book for you.

Steve Bisheff, the author, is considered to be the dean of sportswriters in the Southern California area and is an USC graduate. He has been granted remarkable access by the subject of the book. It is both a character study of Pete Carroll and a diary of the 2008 season straight from the locker room. The relationships between Carroll and his players and assistant coaches, both present and former, are explored thoroughly in a warts and all type of writing. For me, some of the revelations in this book are jaw-dropping and can lead both the casual and avid USC football fan to have a greater understanding of what makes Pete Carroll tick. The book also outlines what steps Carroll has taken along the way which shaped his coaching philsophy and the individuals who contributed to what it takes to be the head coach at a storied program such as USC. However, you do not have to be a USC fan to enjoy the book. You merely have to be a football fan.

Is Pete Carroll the greatest coach of the modern college football era? Or, has he just been blessed with outstanding players? After reading this book, you will feel that you are qualified to pass judgement.
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on November 29, 2013
The book really brings you into the season of the Trojans. It is a great book on Pete carols insight with the USC football program. Great for any reader looking for an inside look at a top football program.
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on February 28, 2015
I never liked USC until Pete Carroll started coaching them and now I am a fan. This is a very interesting and well written book about a coach that any football fan should enjoy.
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on November 9, 2012
Great read...enjoyed learning about three inner workings of the USC dynasty that Coach Carrol put together. I could use less play by play which served as filler.
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on April 23, 2013
A sound purchase. I'd been looking for this for a long time and finally found it at a bargain price. I highly recommend. This product. No regrets!
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on January 14, 2015
This was a great gift for my Dad who is a Trojan fan and a Pete Carroll Fan. he has already started reading it.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2010
I love Pete Carroll, but the book was just OK. Item shipped quickly in excellent condition.
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2009
My local bookstores were out of the Pete Carroll USC book. I needed it for my USC fans and Amazon was right there to provide it - and quick! Thanks!
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