The Trojans were undefeated and stacked with talent, including the best running back tandem in the country, Reggie Bush and LenDale White. Yet Carroll couldn't help but get wistful at the rare miss.
"I wanted Adrian Peterson in the worst way," Carroll said of losing out to OU for the star.
While there is no denying Peterson's outrageous ability, the idea of adding him to a potent backfield of future pros, where carries were already in short supply, seemed rather, well, greedy.
What would you do with Peterson anyway, Carroll was asked.
"Play him," he said with a laugh.
Greed generally is good when it comes to recruiting. If you can sign every great player in the country – or at least the majority of them in talent-rich California – then why wouldn't you?
Carroll has come close to doing just that. And in the bizarro world of the BCS, it'sRead More »from Greed not so good for Trojans