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Six degrees of Pete Carroll separation

The coach is the one who switched jobs, but countless others will experience the fallout

Originally Published: January 11, 2010
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

"I'm fixing to get on a plane," said Kyle Prater, a top-50 national recruit whose football world has done a 180 because of the decision of one man -- Pete Carroll. "I'll give you a call when I get back."

He never called Sunday night. Could you blame him?

Just 48 hours earlier, Prater was preparing to begin classes at USC as an early enrollee. A Proviso West High School senior from suburban Chicago in December … a USC Trojans wide receiver in January. It was the perfect ...

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