September 29, 2009

Commentary: USC's got new perspective

USC head coach Pete Carroll has to have his mind in two places right now.

Part of him is focused solely on the well being of running back Stafon Johnson, who suffered severe throat injuries after a horrific weightlifting accident Monday at USC.

And part of him is getting ready for a very difficult road test at Cal on Saturday.

In Carroll's mind, the two have a tough time co-existing.

"We're concerned about him right now," Carroll said. "The concern about the effect of this and having the affect on the game is not even an issue for us at all. I think our concern for now is Stafon and his family and everybody handling what's going on."


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