Quoting Carroll - Stanford Postgame

Kevin Carden caught up with USC Head Coach Pete Carroll after USC's shocking loss to Stanford.

Carroll on Ending the 35 Game Home Win Streak

"It stinks to give it up, especially playing the way we did tonight. It's just a crusher."

Carroll on Stanford

"They get all the credit in the world. They did a great job. Jimmy had his team ready to play. They were opportunistic, they had the plays they had to make. I know it's a great win for him and his program and they deserve it"

Carroll on the Future

"We have to start over and get back to executing. We have to go right back to work with our guys and figure out how to do it better. We only know how to use that mindset."

Carroll on John David Booty's Injury

"He didn't tell you, but he cracked his middle finger on the throwing hand. He cracked it in the first half. He fought through it and was doing alright. We could have made a change, but we went with our guy."

Carroll on Why Stanford Won

"They just hung around and waited. We made enough mistakes and they capitalized. This just goes to show, the guys who play better win. They just waited us out. The touchdown at the end was well done on their part."

Carroll on What it Feels like to Lose at Home

"Things feel different, look different, even walking up at the herd as I walked up the tunnel just looked different. I've been around the block and I have had my wins and losses, but I just don't accept losing. I don't know where to put it. I have no place for it. "

Carroll on the Lack of Running Game:

"I didn't feel like we were getting movement like we are accustomed to. Honestly we are patient enough to wait it out. We wait to find it and we didn't find. There was a little bit of a spark in the third quarter and that was it."

Carroll on the Play of Stanford WR Mark Bradford:

"Mark Bradford caught everything. I thought he did I wonderful job tonight battling. He catches the corner route right in front of our bench with guys all over him and we were all over him on the deep ball. That was a wonderful job by that kid coming home and playing great football."


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