Former USC and current Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll posted a YouTube response to the sanctions handed down against the school, which include a two-year bowl ban, a loss of 30 scholarships, a five-year probation and quite possibly the 2004 BCS Title.
"I'm absolutely shocked and disappointed at the findings of the NCAA. I never, ever thought it would come to this. After nine years of working at the university and going through all the challenges and the accomplishments that all the people took part in, I'm extremely disappointed that we have to deal with this right now. After going through the process, from the depositions and the interviews over years and years, and also participating in the hearing for the NCAA, I never thought there was any facts that supported these significant sanctions that have come forth. The primary issue throughout this process was 'did the university know?' The university didn't know; we didn't know. We were not aware of any of these findings."