Matt Leinart, quarterback, father, and party animal, now has insider information too. According to The Arizona Republic, Leinart said he wouldn't be surprised to see Carroll make the jump from the college ranks to the NFL.
Get right the fuck outta town. Dennis Green may be fired?! How could that be?
"The Cardinals reportedly are interested in hiring Carroll should Dennis Green be fired at the end of the season. Carroll, according to sources, is intrigued with the Cardinals job."
As for Carroll bolting to the NFL, don't think so. Sure, he may be intrigued by the job. But he's also likely intrigued when his wife mentions having a menage-a-trois. Hey, if he reunites with Leinart maybe he could be like the fun non-related "uncle" to Matthew's kid, Cole.
Though leaving USC seems far-fetched at the least. He's got a great thing going in LA and if Sweet Pete watched TV on Sundays, he'd know that the Cardinals' ship sunk long ago.
Could he restore the Cardinals with a solid core in place? Maybe, but why even try? Money isn't exactly an issue as he's built an empire at USC. And if you recall, Carroll's coached in the NFL before, a stint about as successful as Pauly Shore's career.
Look for Carroll back on the sidelines in the Los Angeles Coliseum next season. But thanks to Matt Leinart, we now know that Arizona may be an option.