Pete Carroll Returns To The Ohio StadiumSeptember 14th, 2009 - 7:02 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey
Pete Carroll, the former National Football League head coach took 30 years to return to where he belonged, the Ohio stadium. The Trojans walk-through on Friday marks the coach’s first time since the year 1979 when he served as an assistant for the Buckeye’s staff.
Carroll seemed quite nostalgic as he returned to the Ohio stadium on Friday. The USC head coach reportedly led his team through a walk-through at the aforementioned stadium. “Our work on the field is done. We want to understand what the locker room is like, have a light-hearted time and get out of here,” said Carroll.
The visit stirred old memories with which Carroll was associated with as many as 30 years back. The USC coach strolled around, recounting and revisiting the memories that would never fade for the coach. Carroll had spent a single season serving as a secondary coach in 1979. Carroll remembers the time he had spent with Woody Hayes during his stint as he says, “I talked to him for the first time and I was like a little kid, which I was at that time.” After that season that ended with the still to be defeated Buckeyes losing out to the USC in Rose Bowl, Carroll reportedly moved out to the state of North Carolina. He haven’t visited Colombus since then. “I couldn’t get my bearings driving in. The place looks beautiful,” said Carroll as he refreshed his memories.
It was surely a visit that the current coach of the Trojans will remember for many more years to come.
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