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TRIVIAL MATTERS
David Sabino
January 12, 2004
For Pete's Sake
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January 12, 2004

Trivial Matters

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For Pete's Sake

Back to School

By leading his USC Trojans to a win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl, former Jets and Patriots head coach Pete Carroll became one of only five men to finish No. 1 atop the AP college football poll after being an NFL head coach. The first was Dan Devine, who led Notre Dame to the 1977 national championship three years after he left the Packers. Who was the last, before Carroll, to do it?

a. Dennis Erickson
b. Bobby Ross
c. Howard Schnellenberger
d. Gene Stallings

Mentor Program
After serving for three seasons as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Pacific, Carroll got his first big-time football job as secondary coach at Arkansas in 1977. Which eventual national-title-winning coach did Carroll work under with the Razorbacks?

This Week's Matchup

The 2003 Trojans were one quarter away from an unbeaten season before they fell to Cal at Berkeley on Sept. 27 Match these national champs with the team that made the only blemish on an otherwise perfect record.

1. Florida,'96
2. Georgia Tech,'90
3. Oklahoma,'85
4. Penn State, '82

a. Alabama
b. Florida State
c. Miami
d. North Carolina

Call to Order

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