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What does Pete Carroll do after a loss?

October 1, 2008 | 11:08 am

USC coach Pete Carroll Go to Hawaii.

That's what USC football Coach Pete Carroll did last week after his used-to-be-top-ranked Trojans were upset by 25 1/2-point underdog Oregon State on Sept. 25.

But he wasn't vacationing.

Carroll and USC linebackers coach Ken Norton were on the recruiting trail to take a look at Punahou High linebacker Manti Te'o, whose team was playing at Aloha Stadium last Friday night.

Carroll surely liked what he saw. Te'o made 10 tackles as Punahou limited Kamehameha High runners to only 49 yards in 29 carries in a 28-6 victory.

Wonder how many times Carroll and Norton thought, "We could have used this guy against Jacquizz Rodgers!"

-- Mike Hiserman

Photo: USC coach Pete Carroll speaks at news conference on Sept. 23 Credit: Kirby Lee / Image of Sport-US Presswire