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Pete Carroll has given up fear

A terrific profile of USC football coach Pete Carroll. He was fired from two pro jobs in three years. I remember some of the things that were written about him then: he knew nothing about football and even less about coaching; he was this dopey cheerleader kind of guy, totally unsuited to be a football coach; he was an idiot and a laughingstock.

But for the last six years he has been the most successful Division I football coach in the country.

Supports one of my beliefs. Almost everybody has a place. Sometimes it just takes time to find out what it is.

(Link via the ever-wonderful Sports Guy.)