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blackjackjackson
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USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes

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Carroll believed that the key to success both on and off the gridiron was to “always compete“. It was this philosophy that the University of Southern California adopted as its own, that in order to win big they had to compete in all aspects, no matter what it took and whether it was done by the rules. This mentality combined with the already haughty ethos of Southern California to create a culture of elitism; the Trojan community lost all sight of right and wrong on its righteous path to athletics glory.

The institutional decline of Southern Cal, as business consultant and educator Jim Collins would put it, came like a staged disease; an initially unknown cancer that ate away silently at USC fed by its own gluttony for success. At first, it was almost impossible to detect but easily correctable. If the powers that be could have saw the writing on the wall and slowed the bleeding, the program might have been saved. Yet USC sunk deeper and deeper into the quicksand of its own arrogance, until it realized that all it had accomplished had only come about because of broken rules and scorched earth.
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dominustd
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
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Yet USC sunk deeper and deeper into the quicksand of its own arrogance, until it realized that all it had accomplished had only come about because of broken rules and scorched earth.


They didn't realize shite when they hired Kiffen. He "scorched earth" Tenn yet they hired him anyway.

Where did Kiffen learn the scorched earth philosophy?


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The Easter Bunny
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
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If the powers that be could have saw the writing on the wall and slowed the bleeding, the program might have been saved.


that's just jarringly bad


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DollaChoppa
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
What an overreaction. USC could win a title every other year out of nowhere with the talent in the state.

And it was a retarded punishment anyway.


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tigerpimpbot
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
Rutgers hates USCw


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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
Terrible article.


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CunningLinguist
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
USC's problem is the coach


dominustd
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
USC's problem is USC.

They prefer the scorched earth way obviously.


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SDwhodat
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re: USC's Fall From College Sports Elite A Cautionary Tale 1/15/13 Forbes
Yet the only connection that the NCAA could make with USC and Reggie Bush after YEARS of investigating was one assistant coach who is getting his day in Court now.

People love to hate and see USC when they are down, so this is not surprising. Haters gonna hate.


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