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Mike Wilbon: Mark Sanchez's Dad Should Have Punched Pete Carroll

Jan 16, 2009 – 5:45 PM
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A lot of members of the media have had a lot to say over the past couple of days about USC coach Pete Carroll's decidedly unenthusiastic response to quarterback Mark Sanchez leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. But no member of the media has gone quite as far as Michael Wilbon did today on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption.

"I think that was a tacky way to go about your business with a guy who just helped you go 12-1 and win the Rose Bowl," Wilbon said. "If I was Mark Sanchez's father I would have taken a swing at Pete Carroll."

I think taking a swing at Carroll would have been just a tad excessive, but I do believe that Carroll did Sanchez a disservice by taking his feelings public. Carroll was probably right when he told Sanchez privately that he needed to stay in school, but once Sanchez made the decision, Carroll should have held his tongue publicly.
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