Posted Sat Jan 9th by Monty
Every year, USC’s Pete Carroll‘s rumored return to the NFL highlights the league’s coaching carousel. This year is no different — unless you count the truth behind the rumors.
A day after firing Jim Mora Jr. for one year of service, the Seahawks reached a five-year agreement with Carroll that will see the nine-year USC coach get paid along the lines of Mike Shanahan, ESPN reports.
Carroll coached in the NFL in the 1990’s for both the New York Jets and New England Patriots, struggling with and getting fired by both. Carroll has often mentioned lack of personnel control as one of the main contributing factors to his struggles in the Nineties; he’s rumored to have that control in Seattle.
And since the Broncos are slated to play the Seahawks in Denver at some point this year, it seems appropriate to discuss it, at least briefly, here.
Mora was a trainwreck in Seattle, and the team seemed to get worse down the stretch instead of better. By reputation alone, even considering his previous failures in the NFL, Carroll’s a more threatening coach than Mora Jr. The Seahawks are hoping the third time’s a charm for Carroll to make good on those threats.