Step Inside the #1 Football Program in the U.S. as USC Head Coach Pete Carroll heads up Trojan Flashback Football with Trojan Greatest Past Players

April 20, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
LOS ANGELES, CA – USC’s Head Coach Pete Carroll has introduced a great program for adult Trojan football fans of all ages, shapes and sizes: “Trojan Flashback Football, A Fantasy Football Camp for Grown-up Kids.” Trojan football fans get the unique opportunity to relive great moments in Trojan football history and to step inside the #1 football program in the United States as a Trojan Flashback Player, a Flashback Coach or a Flashback Owner.

Campers will play, train and learn from Head Coach Pete Carroll, his staff and some of the Trojans greatest past players, including Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Rodney Peete, Paul McDonald, Marlin McKeever, Anthony Munoz and Anthony Davis. There will also be a special Quarterback (QB) competition featuring former Rose Bowl and All American QB’s with Mike Rae, Scott Tinsley, Rob Hertel and Rob Preston participating.

The winning Flashback Owner is a VIP guest of USC Football at an away football game. Winning Flashback team members will receive sideline passes for a USC Home Football Game.

Trojan fans will get an exclusive opportunity to experience what it is like to be an incoming player at the University of Southern California and, in the process, gain an insider’s perspective of the USC championship football philosophy.

Two Flashback alums summarized their 2004 experiences: “It was the best time of my life being with Pete Carroll and on the floor of the Coliseum wearing the Cardinal and Gold” and “We personally experienced what it takes to be a national championship team. The coaches and former players were tremendous!”

Participants will certainly feel that they have stepped into the “inner circle” as they learn from and swap jokes with the coaching staff and former Trojan Greats. Trojan Flashback Campers will receive an official BCS Orange Bowl jersey and a wide variety of other official team Nike gear. Players will be pushed, stretched and challenged. A private, VIP dinner will be held with Trojan Greats at the Papadakis Taverna in San Pedro.

Trojan diehards will love that they will be tested on USC Football history and hear personal flashback stories straight from the Trojan Greats. Autograph hounds can get cherished signatures from their favorite Flashback players.

Campers will “Tap In,” touching the entrance sign in the locker room, to reaffirm their commitment to the SC standard that is expected. The three-day awe-inspiring camp concludes with a once-in-a-lifetime team competition inside the historic Los Angeles Coliseum complete with the Trojan band and walking down the tunnel onto the great field. Camp participants will stay at the Downtown Marriott.

USC Football Great and Flashback Camp partner Rod Sherman teamed up with Head Coach Pete Carroll to launch Trojan Flashback Football. “Pete Carroll took a decent idea of mine and made it into a great success!! He and his staff over-delivered and every participant in the 2004 program benefited as a result. Trojan Flashback Football provides fans with the best look into USC Football that is possible. It is experiential marketing at its finest and the USC brand is ranked #1 in the country,” Sherman said.

“We don’t know who had more fun – the USC coaches and staff, the Trojan Greats or the campers themselves! Among a variety of sore muscles, our laughing muscles were really strained! We are all looking forward to Trojan Flashback Football 2005 and our returning and new campers,” added Sherman.

So successful was the Trojan Flashback Football inaugural program in 2004, that two sessions of Trojan Flashback Football have been scheduled for the June 2005 program. Camp Cardinal will run from June 13-15 and Camp Gold will run from June 16-18, 2005.

Cost of the camp ranges from $1,850 to $3,900 depending upon the category of participation. There is limited enrollment in each session. However, Flashback Coach for both sessions has already been sold out. To secure a roster spot or learn more about Trojan Flashback Football, please visit or call 925.558.2742.