USC Football Team Sings “Lean On Me” In Meeting

August 10, 2009 – 2:20 am by Ryan Phillips

Pete Carroll’s meetings with his USC Trojans have become the stuff of internet legend over the past few seasons. From having players fake-arrested, to impromptu visits from Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell, the coach Carroll tends to keep the teams meetings, like the rest of his program, on the light side of things.

Last night was no exception.

According to Ben Malcolmson’s USCRipsIt blog, an impromptu sing-off developed between fullbacks Stanley Havili, D.J. Shoemate and freshman linebacker Marquis Simmons. It culminated when Simmons’ rendition of “Lean on Me” was aided by audience participation. The result was the whole team chipping in to help the freshman – even Carroll, who accompanied him on the piano.

Congrats to Simmons for blowing away the competition and winning the contest.

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  1. 14 Responses to “USC Football Team Sings “Lean On Me” In Meeting”

  2. Isn’t that cute….

    By Booter on Aug 10, 2009

  3. I’m just surprised that kids that young know the words to the song. I guess it is easier to sing with such joy when you know you have immunity to NCAA rules.

    By cleet on Aug 10, 2009

  4. yeah! real lame…

    By John on Aug 10, 2009

  5. At least Phillips remembered to include the tag indicating his homer-ishness.

    By McD on Aug 10, 2009

  6. Yeah at least I did that…oh, right, Hick Flick had to remind me.

    By Phillips on Aug 10, 2009

  7. Man, playing for SC must be great. Not only do you get to destroy the Pac10, Big10, and SEC, but you get to have fun while doing it. Way to carpe the diem boys.

    By Felipe on Aug 11, 2009


    Sams, pick your pants up. Tuck your shirt in. Show a little dignity.

    You smoke crack, don’t you boy? Don’t you smoke crack?!

    Wait, what? I’m the only one who watched that movie 100x growing up.

    /slinking back into my little Internet corner

    By Cecilio's Scribe on Aug 11, 2009

  9. wow…USC really is Gay!

    By Anonymous on Aug 13, 2009

  10. Pete Carroll is a great coach and looks like fun to be around.

    On the other hand, Los Angeles is a filthy, cockroach infested rathole except for the rich areas. Yuck.

    By Tamika Peoples on Aug 18, 2009

  11. Pete Carroll is a filthy cockroach and looks like infested rat hole except for the rich areas. Yuck.

    FIFY, Tamika…

    By I. Chet Ontroi on Nov 14, 2009

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