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USC Football Under Pete Carroll To Be Topic Of New ESPN 30 for 30, "Trojan War"

Few college football teams have been more entertaining than Pete Carroll's USC Trojans, which dominated the sport in the mid-2000s. 

Carroll, who coached USC from 2001-09, is now the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, but we'll get to look back at his Trojans thanks to ESPN. 

ESPN announced today it will be releasing five new30 for 30 documentary films this fall. One of those films, "Trojan War," will focus on Carroll's USC. 

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From ESPN:

“Trojan War,” directed by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas

When Pete Carroll took over the football program at USC after the 2000 season, the once-great Trojans were under siege. But thanks to his football knowledge, upbeat personality and recruiting skills, Southern Cal was soon back atop the college football world as home attendance skyrocketed, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush won Heismans and the Trojans put together a 34-game winning streak. As it would be later discovered, though, the program was committing sins that would result in lost scholarships, victories and one of those Heismans. But those revelations didn’t come until after the national championship game in the 2006 Rose Bowl between USC and the University of Texas. Featuring interviews with Carroll, Leinart and others inside the USC program at the time, “Trojan War” looks at Carroll’s nine-year USC reign through the prism of that game, considered one of the greatest in college football history. It was also the beginning of the end.

It should be a good one. The film is set to debut Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. E.T. on ESPN. 

You can read about the other four films here

[ESPN]