Is this Pete Carroll's last season with USC?
Yes, according to one of his Pac-10 rival coaches.
New Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday he was quoted accurately in a CBS SportsLine story earlier this week saying Carroll would be gone after the upcoming season.
"Perhaps the reason it's been up and down here [Stanford] is that no one has stayed here 20 years," Harbaugh told CBS Sportsline. "... Charlie Weis is going to do that at Notre Dame. [Jim] Tressel at Ohio State. Pete's doing it. He's only got one more year, though. He'll be there one more year. That's what I've heard. I heard it inside the staff."
Harbaugh told the Times that USC receivers coach John Morton, who worked with Harbaugh at the University of San Diego, is not his source.
"I've heard it from multiple people secondhand, from people that have talked to people on the 'SC staff," Harbaugh told the Times.
Harbaugh added that he was "simply stating what I heard from a lot of other people," and also said, "I don't claim to be the definitive source on what Pete Carroll is going to do."
Carroll, who interviewed with the Miami Dolphins in January but has said he would remain at USC, dismissed Harbaugh's comments.
"If he's going to make statements like that, he ought to get his information right," Carroll told the Times. "And if he has any questions about it he should call me."
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