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    Carroll interested in Falcons' opening


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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    If he leaves....watch the NCAA finally put the punishment down on USC for the whole Reggie Bush deal. Unless another big name coach moves over to USC.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    I don't think I would make that move if I was him. But then again I am not him, but I bet he stays at USC.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    I don't think I'd ever move from college to the pros. IMO, college is SOOOOOO much more exciting.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    I'll believe that when it actually happens (and quite honestly, I wouldn't mind this happening). Carroll's got a great thing going on at USC - would have to be a hard decision for him.


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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    I don't know why he would want to leave USC. He has a sweet gig going for him out there.
    He already tried the NFL coaching thing with only little success. (I think he won the division a couple times and went to the playoffs).

    Why not stay in sunny southern California where players flock to get paid by you..i mean get played by you..



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Leaving USC would be a surprise - but not a shock.

    However, leaving to go to Atlanta to deal with their current situation - regardless of how much money they toss at him - would be a shock.

    I think (and it's reported too) that the power is intriguing him. I can see that. Looks like this is a grab for straws by Blank though - considering giving all the power/control to a coach that has done damn well in college but didn't do well in the NFL.

    Could backfire big-time for both parties.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Leaving USC would be a surprise - but not a shock.

    However, leaving to go to Atlanta to deal with their current situation - regardless of how much money they toss at him - would be a shock.

    I think (and it's reported too) that the power is intriguing him. I can see that. Looks like this is a grab for straws by Blank though - considering giving all the power/control to a coach that has done damn well in college but didn't do well in the NFL.

    Could backfire big-time for both parties.
    Not sure how much it could backfire for Atlanta - they don't have much else to lose. Carroll, on the other hand, has a LOT to lose. That's why I'll believe it only if it actually happens.


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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    No way I would leave the best job in college football for worst job in the NFL. Especially with the NFL culture of fix it up now or you are gone.


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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Paying huge money to a head coach that is well-respected and having that blow up - yeah - that would be a backfire and a lot of egg on the face of Blank.

    I do think Carroll has more to lose, but giving him total control and a huge check would be very bad for Atlanta if they can't get right down there.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Not sure how much it could backfire for Atlanta - they don't have much else to lose. Carroll, on the other hand, has a LOT to lose. That's why I'll believe it only if it actually happens.
    I agree with the face that Atlanta does not have much to lose. Carroll did make the playoffs in 2/4 years and a division title. I'm sure Atlanta would be all for that in the next couple of years.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Word is Arkansas' Bobby Petrino is interested in the job.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Word is Arkansas' Bobby Petrino is interested in the job.



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Word is Arkansas' Bobby Petrino is interested in the job.
    You forgot to mention the University of Iowa's Kirk Ferentz



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    Re: Carroll interested in Falcons' opening

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    You forgot to mention the University of Iowa's Kirk Ferentz
    I thought he was a lock for the Baltimore job. I guess that fell through.



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