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Conquest
Conquest

Conquest

Pete Carroll and the Trojans' Climb to the Top of the College Football Mountain
By David Wharton, By Gary Klein, Foreword by Pat Haden

SPORTS & RECREATION

224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781572437890

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2005)

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Overview

A look at Pete Carroll and the rebuilding of USC, this investigation revisits the ups and downs and critical moments that have gone into rebuilding the Trojans into one of the best football programs in the country. Readers are given the inside story on the Trojan's downward spiral and long road back through stories such as why Coach Pete Carroll wasn't the Trojan's first choice as head coach, the history of how losing became the norm, how Carson Palmer went from disappointing to Heisman Trophy winner, recaps of key victories that sent the Trojans on a remarkable winning streak, and the sweet victory in the 2005 Orange Bowl vs. the Oklahoma Sooners.

Author Biography

David Wharton has covered sports for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years. His work has won a range of national honors, including the Associated Press Sports Editors award, and has been selected for the Best American Sports Writing series. He has also written for magazines such as Men's Fitness and Surfer, and is the coauthor of USC Football: Yesterday & Today. Gary Klein is a journalist for the Los Angeles Times. Pat Haden is the athletic director for the University of Southern California. He is a former USC and NFL quarterback.

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He rebuilt a college football program, regained national prominence and won two consecutive National Championships in 2003 and 2004 in his quest to return the University of Southern California Trojans to the top.

Coach Pete Carroll was the saving grace for the Trojans, but it wasn\'t an easy task. In Conquest: Pete Carroll and the Trojans\' Climb to the Top of the College Football Mountain by David Wharton and Gary Klein (Foreword by Pat Haden) fans will revisit the ups and downs and critical moments that have gone into rebuilding the Trojans into one of the best football programs in the country.

It wasn\'t always a winning situation at USC. There was a drought between national championships that lasted more than two decades. Fans didn\'t ever think the glory days would be recaptured. But in Conquest readers will get the inside story on the Trojan\'s downward spiral and long road back. Stories such as:

• Why Coach Pete Carroll wasn\'t the Trojan\'s first choice
• The history of how losing became the norm
• How Carson Palmer went from disappointing to Heisman Trophy winner
• Which Trojan player was \"an ugly duckling\" growing up
• Recaps of key victories that sent the Trojans on a remarkable winning streak
• Why the team was able to turn the corner into a new era of winning
• The sweet victory in the 2005 Orange Bowl vs. the Oklahoma Sooners    

The USC Trojans conquered amazing odds by becoming winners. The expectations, mentality, and aggressiveness all changed and a new confidence has emerged. Fans are once again proud to be wearing the cardinal and gold with pride and a new football era has come to be at USC.

Conquest will give Trojan fans the opportunity to relive their favorite winning moments, be reminded of the difficulties endured to get there and the chance to look forward to another season as they go for three consecutive National Championships. Go Trojans!