"We love what Pete is doing here. He does a great job of winning games and graduating players. Pete wants to be at USC as long as he can and we want him here, too."
Carroll talked about his conversation with Garrett and the resulting extension:
"We talked today - we had a nice little talk today. We've been on a great wavelength. I haven't been anywhere five years before. I've been a mercenary coach my whole life. I've talked with Mike. We're in great shape for the future. This is a good time for this. There'll be a tremendous amount of movement in the NFL a week from now."
There had been increasing media reports recently regarding Carroll, including one from Chris Mortensen of ESPN who said that Carroll was sending out feelers for NFL job offers.