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USC Coach Pete Carroll at odds with Mark Sanchez on NFL decision

January 15, 2009 | 11:51 am

Pete Carroll

All Things Trojan blogger Adam Rose reports that USC Coach Pete Carroll made it clear he didn't agree with the decision by quarterback Mark Sanchez to declare himself eligible for the NFL draft.

Rose writes: "Carroll was visibly unhappy, refusing to sit down for part of the press conference and saying that he disagreed with the decision based on a number of factors. 'We don't see this decision the same,' he said. 'Mark is going against the grain on this decision. He knows that.'

"Nick Sanchez, Mark's dad, was supportive and joked with reporters that, as a parent, he wants to see his kid in college for ten years. Sources close to the program indicate that his family wasn't happy with the choice either."

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-- Randy Harvey

Photo: USC head coach Pete Carroll listens this morning as quarterback Mark Sanchez announces his decision to turn professional. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times