Rick Neuheisel Has Already Pulled Even With Pete Carroll

September 18, 2008 – 3:34 am by Ryan Phillips

Yes, you read it here first, Rick “Skippy” Neuheisel has already caught Pete Carroll. And those are hard words for a big time USC homer to type out. After UCLA’s “magical” win against Tennessee in his opening game he confidently led his Bruins into Provo, Utah last week to face BYU.

And, in his second game as the head coach of his alma mater, Skippy’s team was throttled 59-0 by the Cougars.

But not all was lost in that – ehm – loss, as Neuheisel pulled even with Pete Carroll in one statistic, further advancing his case to end the football monopoly in Los Angeles.

By losing 59-0, Neuheisel’s Bruins have now lost their games by the same amount as Carroll’s Trojans during his entire tenure at USC. The Trojans are 78-14 since Pete took over in 2001, and they have lost those 14 games by a combined 59 points. UCLA is now 1-1 under Neuheisel, and lost that one game by 59 points. Amazing.

Here’s a few notes on those numbers:

-USC lost 6 games in Carroll’s first season by a combined 29 points. So since 2002 they’ve lost 8 games by a total of 30 points.

-Under Carroll USC lost by 11 points to Notre Dame in 2001. Since then, they’ve never lost a game by more than 7 points.

So congrats to Rick and the boys, they’re just one step closer to total football domination in Los Angeles!

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  1. 8 Responses to “Rick Neuheisel Has Already Pulled Even With Pete Carroll”

  2. Too bad Neuheisel cannot recruit the thugs, criminals and all around miscreants that Southern Cal has managed to produce during the St. Peter era.

    Hear that ticking? It’s just the NCAA bomb about to explode in Heritage Hall.

    By OJisGuiltyAgain on Sep 18, 2008

  3. Do I detect the rancid smell of jealously?

    By Robert on Sep 18, 2008

  4. No, the “rancid smell of jealousy” is in March.

    By Anonymous on Sep 18, 2008

  5. Thugs, criminals and all around miscreants? Um, you mean the kind of guys Neuheisel recruited to Washington and Colorado?

    And the idea that he can’t recruit those guys to UCLA is a joke. The “academic standards” argument no longer holds up, since the schools have had identical requirements for years.

    By Phillips on Sep 18, 2008

  6. Just curious, has Neuheisel met the record of losing to Stanford?

    By Chris on Sep 18, 2008

  7. What an amazing statistic. The fact that he has, since day 1 kept his teams competitive in every game they play is a real testament to the quality of Carroll’s coaching.

    The loss to BYU was yes, singularly equal to all of USC’s losses for the past 8+ years, and like it or not, inexcusable. Lose, but by 59 (by the 3rd quarter), and shutout? Now go do something about it, not just claim the “monopoly is over” and humiliate the West Coast.

    By Mark on Sep 19, 2008

  8. Little Ricky has been a criminal since his first day as a coach. Ricky has violated every NCAA rule in spirit and broken just a many. His track record; he leaves Washington for Colorado and takes the whole recruiting class he recruited to Colorado. Washington goes on probation for some rule violation that happened on his watch, but he got out before the rule was discovered. He goes to Colorado and does the same thing. So, do not talk of USC situation unless you review Ricky’s history and he has a lot.

    Another thing, OJ Simpson has nothing to do with USC football,plus he never played for Pete Carroll. So quit hating and grow up or throw up whichever is best for a person of your small mind and vision.

    By john on Sep 22, 2008

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