Bay Area vs. Los Angeles Rivalry: Ranking the Top 10 Moments of All-Time

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7. The Infamous “What’s Your Deal?” Exchange, Jim Harbaugh vs. Pete Carroll, Stanford vs. USC – 2009

Before Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll were the head coaches of rival NFC West teams, they were at the helm of rival Pac-10 teams.

Perhaps the event that started the whole “Harbaugh vs. Carroll” rivalry was a blowout win by Harbaugh’s Stanford Cardinal in 2009 over Carroll’s USC Trojans.

Up big in the final minutes, Harbaugh decided to go for a two-point conversion instead of a conventional extra point after a touchdown. That did not sit well with Carroll, and the two were rather antagonistic towards one another during the postgame handshake: