Yesterday, the Seattle Seahawks fired head coach Jim Mora Jr. after just one season with the team and a 5-11 record with the team. In less than a day, the Seahawks contacted USC head football coach Pete Carroll with an offer that Petey could not refuse.
Carroll was offered the job as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and President of Football Operations for the team. The only thing holding them back was the fact that the Seahawks had to interview a minority candidate in consent with the Rooney Rule which states that each team that is interviewing for a front office job must interview a minority.
The minority that the Seahawks chose to interview was Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Lesile Frazier for the possible job. Frazier spend four hours with owner Paul Allen today “interviewing.” But it seems like Peter King, who knows everything about football, believes that Carroll will accept the Seahawks offer within the next 48 hours.
Carroll has not been in the NFL since his three year stint with the New England Patriots. After leaving the Patriots he built a dynasty at USC, but with all the recruitment allegations, Steve Sarkisian leaving for Washington, and Seattle having two first round draft picks, it seems to be the perfect time for Carroll to leave his troubles behind and to start anew.
As for Frazier, the Buffalo Bills have him as their number one choice to lead the team this year and with Frazier reiteration of the Tampa-2 defense, it could really help Perry Fewell and his defense fully understand how to play it.
Back in Los Angeles, USC is currently scrambling to try and find a new coach. With the loss of some recruits that I saw in the All-American High School Football game and current players like Joe McKnight to the NFL Draft, USC needs a head coach to get them fired back up for the recruitment season that has seemed to be dominated by the power house SEC teams Alabama and Florida.
The Trojans have Oregon State head coach Mike Riley as the number one choice on their list. Riley turned down the Trojans first offer a while back as he was their first option before Carroll took over.
If Riley fails to do what the Trojans want them to then you may see either Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh being interviewed or even Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher be considered as a candidate. However, Fisher already said that he was uninterested in the job, being that all the scrutiny and drama is being overshadowed there.
Will Carroll initiate a legacy in the Emerald City? We will certainly see.