'In My Own Words: Pete Carroll' Debuts On FSN PRIME TICKET On Sept. 11|
Sept. 10, 2007
"In My Own Words: Pete Carroll," a half-hour sitdown interview with USC head football coach Pete Carroll, debuts on FSN PRIME TICKET this Tuesday (Sept. 11) at 10:30 p.m. PT as part of the network's "Trojan Tuesday" programming block.
In the interview with FSN's Lindsay Soto, Carroll details how developing and living within a theme of competition helps him reach his goals both in coaching and personally in his life.
The Sept. 11 show will be followed by the "USC Football Press Conference" at 11 p.m. on FSN PRIME TICKET.
Encore presentations of "In My Own Words: Pete Carroll" wll air on FSN PRIME TICKET throughout the month: Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 15 at 10:30 p.m., Sept. 18 at 10 p.m., Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. and Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
FSN's "In My Own Words" strips down the documentary form to just three elements for a sports personality his or her own face, voice and story to present an intimate profile of some of the most compelling figures in the sports world. In its portrayal, each half-hour episode of "In My Own Words" is devoted to one subject and centers on and pivots off of a never-before-seen sit-down interview with that person. The program adds previously unaired interviews, locker room sound bites and candid footage to the mix to further focus the viewer on the subject.
Among some of the highlights from "In My Own Words: Pete Carroll":
Coach Carroll's epiphany courtesy of John Wooden: "Once he figured it out and once he...got it together, nobody could touch him. I realized even though I had been working to get to that point in my next job, I might not get 16 years, I might get 16 months, so I had better get my act together."
Is it harder to get to the top or stay on top?: "Anybody can stumble into it. I think it is way harder to stay on top."
Recruiting is competition to him: "Recruiting is building your football team. You're going out and finding the guys who can score touchdowns for you. So, is that a chore? Is that something you wouldn't want to do...Why would you not like that? To me, it's the pulse of the program."
Being highly competitive is a good thing: "Competition is to find how much you have inside yourself. It is to realize your potential. Without competition we can't find who we really are. In that, those that make us compete to the highest level are the most important to us."
He takes multi-tasking to the extreme: "I find great solace in the spaces between the spaces is the best way to tell you. Sleeping's overrated as far as I am concerned."
Coaching at the collegiate level suits him: "The NFL is a blast. It is a great place to compete at. It is the highest level, most resources, all that stuff, greatest athletes and coaches in the world. However, this...I like it more. I am having more fun. I think it is basically because of the freedom."
He finds the fun in everything: "I really live my life thinking that something good is about to happen...And maybe it is because I'm ADD, you know? ADD is a beautiful thing because you never get bored."