[N]ew coach Pete Carroll learned at the college level that recruiting better talent increases dramatically the chances of on-field success.
At the NFL level, the best recruiting tool is cash.
Of course, some would say that it works well for college programs, too.
Seriously, at this point, the only way USC could even theoretically look more guilty is if they decided to write a book titled, "If I Did It." And since when did counting the proverbial cash become considered as "paperwork"?
"I wouldn't do it," Huntington Beach Edison Coach Dave White said. "What goes around, comes around. To me, it made USC look bad."
Added Mission Hills Alemany Coach Dean Herrington: "I would never have done that."
(Pete Carroll's) the perfect fit for USC because he knows how to attract future NFL talent. Does he know how to coach it, how to maximize it? No. He does not.
P.S. I hope he adjusts to the pay cut, coming to the NFL from USC.