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Pete Carroll Isn’t The Only College Football Coach With Truth Issues

The annals of college football are filled with the tales coaches profess as facts and sworn oaths, some taller than others, but all tales nonetheless. Really, what would college football be without the little white lies, half-truths, boldface lies, and misdirection of coaches? — A lot less fun. After all, this is footballrumormill.com. We exist because of these very things!

Let’s take a glance at some of the more memorable ‘coaches having difficulty with the truth’ scenarios of the recent past.  We begin with Pete Carroll and whether or not he would have stayed at USC if he knew the severity of the NCAA sanctions headed to Trojan land.  Carroll told the Los Angeles Times he would have.

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Joker Phillps Resigns, Chris Leak Joins Gator Staff

The NCAA in all its supreme wisdom may have recently said OK to ‘all you can eat’ for student athletes, but Joker Phillips allegedly being photographed with a recruit at a restaurant during a recruiting dead period is not what they meant.

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Nick Saban Contract Sets New High For Public Employees

How many footballs does Nick Saban’s contract buy?  Answer—194,341 official game balls from Dick’s.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Tuesday, Feb. 18

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst has made several staff moves.

John Settle, a former NFL running back who has 20 years of experience coaching in the college and pro ranks, has been named running backs coach. Troy Douglas will be the secondary coach.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Monday, Feb. 10

Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson is leaving to join the Mississippi State staff.

The winningest starting quarterback in Utes history, Johnson became the youngest offensive coordinator in the FBS when coach Kyle Whittingham appointed the then 24-year-old to the position in 2011.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Friday, Jan. 31

Former Southern Cal assistant Mike Ekeler has emerged as a strong candidate for the final assistant coach vacancy on Georgia’s staff, according to Dawgs247.

Sources tell us that he’s one of at least four or five candidates for the job.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Thursday, Jan. 23

Former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur has accepted the same position on Notre Dame’s coaching staff.

K.C. Keeler was named Sam Houston State’s football coach Thursday.

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