Going out in the middle: Carroll to head back to the NFL

Clearly, Jim Harbaugh should be thanked by the rest of the Pac 10 coaches as he broke Pete's spirit earlier this season with a simple two-point conversion. And like all future Hall-of-Fame Coaches, USC's head coach looks like he's heading out of SoCal after a solid Emerald Nuts Bowl victory following an 8-4 season.

As J asked me, "What's he thinking?"

I think it's simple- he thinks he was run out of the NFL without being given a fair shake. Sure, that's not true, but perhaps he's bored...or maybe, just maybe, it's easier for Carroll to run to the money rather than stay and fight the NCAA as the Reggie Bush investigation continues to drag on.

See you at Mackey, Bo.

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