When Pete Carroll’s coaching career is finished, he will go down as one of the best all time. During his time at USC in the mid 2000’s his Trojan teams were some of the most talented and entertaining in the nation.
Fans will soon catch a glimpse of what it was like at USC during Carroll’s reign from 2001-2009.
ESPN announced today it will be releasing five new 30 for 30 documentary films this fall.
One of those films will be titled “Trojan War”.
— 30 for 30 (@30for30) September 9, 2015
Director Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and ESPN released a preview of what the story will entail.
When Pete Carroll took over the football program at USC after the 2000 season, the once-great Trojans were under siege. But thanks to his football knowledge, upbeat personality and recruiting skills, Southern Cal was soon back atop the college football world as home attendance skyrocketed, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush won Heismans and the Trojans put together a 34-game winning streak. As it would be later discovered, though, the program was committing sins that would result in lost scholarships, victories and one of those Heismans. But those revelations didn’t come until after the national championship game in the 2006 Rose Bowl between USC and the University of Texas. Featuring interviews with Carroll, Leinart and others inside the USC program at the time, “Trojan War” looks at Carroll’s nine-year USC reign through the prism of that game, considered one of the greatest in college football history. It was also the beginning of the end.
“Trojan War” is set to air Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00pm ET.
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