Carroll, Sarkisian to assist Kiffin with play calls

Originally Published: March 28, 2005
By Ted Miller | Special to ESPN.com
A 29-year-old replaced Norm Chow as USC's offensive coordinator, and that sounds like the coaching equivalent of handing over Michael Schumacher's Ferrari to a 16-year-old with a spanking new driver's license.

If that adolescent happened to be called "Andretti," however, the apparently risky move might be described as bold and inspired.

Lane Kiffin
USC's Lane Kiffin is the youngest coordinator in a BCS conference.
And Trojans coach Pete Carroll, whose own hiring hardly prompted euphoric huzzahs four years ago, probably deserves the benefit of the doubt after winning consecutive national championships.

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