USC Head Coach Pete Carroll
USC Coach Pete Carroll
(On the play of the defense)
"Just a great effort on their part. The D was great all night. We had a really good style. The defense really sent a message tonight. Everyone was out there flying and contributing. It is a young unit, but it’s really building. If we take care of the ball on offense, we have a chance to be really good."
(On the play of the defensive front seven)
"The whole group was swarming out there. The front seven really got after it. They played with great emotion and a ton of intensity. It’s just a great group up front."
(On the play of the safeties)
"Taylor (Mays) survived out there. He did a heck of a job for us out there. (Kevin) Ellison really answered the call for us. Nothing was going to stop him from playing tonight and he really helped Taylor out there with the calls."
(On the play of WR Dwayne Jarrett and QB John David Booty)
"Jarrett was just great tonight. You could see him really coming this week in practice. John David recognized the coming as well. They were just on fire. Both of them played really well. I’m proud of them."
(On the loss of FB Ryan Powdrell)
"It is just a sad, sad injury. It is a big loss to this team. We are really going to miss him out there. We send our love out to him."