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Pete Carroll going back to USC this weekend to receive honorary degree, SC Hall of Fame induction

Pete Carroll is going back to school this weekend.

The Seahawks' coach will receive and honorary degree from the University of Southern California during its commencement ceremony on Friday in Los Angeles. On Saturday, the former national-title-winning Trojans coach will be inducted into USC Athletics Hall of Fame.

Carroll won two Associated Press national championships while coaching the Trojans from 2001-09. His wildly successful run there came after the New York Jets and New England Patriots fired him from head jobs in the NFL.

He has said he found his coaching style of interacting with players and instilling competition in every aspect during his year out of football between New England and USC, and with the Trojans he tried out and perfected his style into which the Seahawks have now fully bought, five years and two Super Bowls after Carroll left SC to lead Seattle.

Carroll, Barry Switzer and Jimmy Johnson are the only coaches to win a college national title and a Super Bowl.

Carroll remains active in Los Angeles through his charity and philanthropic work there in his "A Better L.A." program he founded in 2003.