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USC Coach Drills Team on Current Events

12/30/2008 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The USC football team had to watch some "special" game footage yesterday -- after their coach got wind of their massive brain fart of a performance on TMZ.



There's a post on a USC football website detailing yesterday's team meeting where coach Pete Carroll, "showed the video ... giving the players plenty of opportunities to laugh at each other and also offering a teachable moment. He reviewed some current events with the players, including Biden's role as the next VP and Blagojevich's scandal."

Carroll was also quoted as saying, "Our players were clearly not on their game last night at Lawry's ... We've got some things to work on."

The Trojans are scheduled to pound Penn State into oblivion during their Rose Bowl matchup on New Year's Day.

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steveg    

what ere those guys majors?

2068 days ago
17.

T-Fed    

What will end up going down in history will be the only defeat given Penn State this season would be at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes. USC will look back and say "We should of take them more seriously.". Even at that, Penn State would still win. Big Ten teams are tough this year.

2068 days ago
18.

Kitty    

FU! Penn State is "scheduled" to ...Oh never mind.
WE ARE PENN STATE!!!!

2068 days ago
19.

Missa    

Penn State is going to destroy USC... USC is overrated

2068 days ago
20.

G_man    

Glad to see SC fan is going for the 'all college students are stupid' approach. Why not ask your players to GET AN EDUCATION while they ball? No, you like em dumb we forgot. Dr. Sample wants to build a university in which the football can be proud.

2067 days ago
21.

Rip It Up    

University of Stupid Children.....what a bunch of pukes.

2067 days ago
22.

Jeff    

Damn people get over yourself!?!..Who really cares...Half of them will be rich and im sure yall be cheering for them if they play for your team...and the ones about the obama comments GET OVER IT!!!!!

2067 days ago
23.

Carlos G.    

GO MARK S. GO USC!!!!

2067 days ago
24.

USC Football Players Are Smart    

I guess we can omit the "Student," from "Student Athlete" in the case of the USC football team. So much for Coach Petey giving a crap about whether the members of his team not going to the NFL have a functional understanding of current events and issues.

2067 days ago
25.

CrushingQuiet    

Even USC's Marching Band is hip to modern music. They're planning to cover Avenged Sevenfold's new single at the Rose Bowl halftime show on New Year's Day. Check it out here: http://www.twentyfourbit.com/post/67540420/avenged-sevenfold-score-rose-bowl-halftime-show

2067 days ago
26.

Jackie Brown    

To everyone getting excited over this: it's actually pretty funny because these guys are out of touch, or just plain dumb. Obviously, they concentrate on winning football games - not current events, That being said, THEY ABSOLUTELY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN WHO IS JOE BIDEN. Otherwise, everyone who said that college kids don't pay attention to current events, or that they didn't pay attention when they were a student, that's respectable, but some college students (kids) are also the MOST POLITICALLY ACTIVE AND UP-TO-SPEED ON CURRENT EVENTS people in society. However, I agree that it's a waste of a potentially great opportunity / education. On the other hand, TMZ has the right angle going after these guys because they are at least local celebrities right now and probably for a few more weeks. I saw the video on TV yesterday and it was funny! Totally natural, puzzled responses from these players! I'm pretty sure there were some others besides the quarterback who knew Joe Biden's name.

Hmm, I guess I'll get back to work now.

2067 days ago
27.

myabean    

The beast from the east heads west.....PSU 28 USC 10

2067 days ago
28.

TruBeliever36    

All I have to say when it comes to football....is: ROLL TIDE!!!!!!

2067 days ago
29.

Viewer    

Come on now! They're football players (and great ones at that) not Rocket Scientists or Neurosurgeons. That being said, it is embarassing these young men are not up on their current events. FIGHT ON!! USC 60 PENN STATE 0.

2067 days ago
30.

RWTIV    

28. Come on now! They're football players (and great ones at that) not Rocket Scientists or Neurosurgeons. That being said, it is embarassing these young men are not up on their current events. FIGHT ON!! USC 60 PENN STATE 0.

And this comes from an USC rocket scientist. LOL

Penn State by 10.

2067 days ago
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