US-C history

From John McKay to Pete Carroll, USC baby boomers have seen a lot

Updated: February 28, 2013, 8:45 AM ET
By Greg Katz | WeAreSC
The Pete Carroll era really spoiled USC fans by winning national championships, claiming Pac-12 titles and accumulating No. 1 rankings. All-Americans came flying off the cardinal-and-gold conveyor belt like soft drink cans at a bottling plant.

For a generation of baby boomers, the Carroll era finally brought back cherished memories of the John McKay and John Robinson teams of their youth. It was cardinal-and-gold football Camelot, a time when a world gone crazy was superseded by college football at its finest.

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