"Let me say this, you guys from the very beginning, and I’ve probably said this before, but you Herd guys have always been there, and you guys are the real deal…and I’ll never forget what it felt like to have you guys doing what you were doing at a time when we weren’t a whole lot to care about. You’ve stayed so consistent over the time, you guys have brought so much love and so much fun to us just because you love your Trojans, love your team, love your school. Awesome. It really is great. I know who you are. I love that you’ve been here for us, you continue to jump up and do stuff, you guys are always welcome, always welcome to be a part of this, you guys deserve it, earn it, and we love to have you around. Thanks for coming out.".- Pete Carrol, after the Herd Cart Presentation, 08/06/2007
"The Pope decommits from Notre Dame. He will now join Pete Carroll at USC."- A frustrated Notre Dame fan rants after a disappointing day of recruiting by Charlie Weis, 02/07/2007
"Way back when, before anybody else believed in us these people back here did, the Herd did, They knew what we were all about, that we were something special, they have stayed with us, through all the changes and through all the years they have been here. They have been invited today because they are some of the folks behind it all, these guys are always here for us."- Pete Carroll, L.A. Coliseum private scrimmage 08/20/2006
"You guys (the Herd) are GREAT! You have inspired the entire Coliseum! Thanks for helping to bring back Trojan Spirit!"