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After the Seahawks stunningly fired Jim Mora and made him the first one-and-done Head Coach in Seahawks history, a major coaching reshuffling has ensued from top to bottom.
Firing Mora was a move that signaled the Seahawks desire to make a clean cut from the failed Tim Ruskell era; in the beginning phases of life after Ruskell, they have made some impressive and promising coaching hires.
Although some in Seattle are still undecided on how they feel about Pete Carroll becoming the new Head Coach, most would agree he, and the staff he is bringing with him, are an improvement over the 2009 coaches.
If you don't know already, here are the new faces that will be leading the Seahawks at the start of their much-needed rebuilding phase under Pete Carroll, and presumably, Floyd Reese.
No offers have been extended to a new Running Backs coach, Tight Ends coach, and Defense Quality Controls, and no decision has been made as to retain the current coaches.
Denver QB Coach- 2007-2008
USC Offensive Coordinator-2009
Offensive Line Coach/Assistant Head Coach
1979=1981- Auburn Offensive Coordinator
1982-1983- Georgia OL Coach
1984-1987- Denver OL Coach
1988-1989- Los Angeles OL Coach
1990-1991- San Diego OL Coach
1992- Indianapolis OL Coach
1993-1994- Kansas City OL Coach
1995-2003- Denver OL Coach/ Assistant HC
2004- Atlanta OL Coach/ Assistant HC
2008-2009- Houston OC/ Assistant HC
Can be credited as one of the brightest offensive minds in the history of football. He is the guy who made the Denver offense into the, "you can plug anyone back behind that Offensive Line and get 1,000 yards" entity people often reference today.
Wide Receivers Coach
31 years of coaching experience as a RB, WR, Offensive Coordinator, and Assistant Head Coach with Memphis State, Louisville, Tennessee, New York Jets, Titans, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Packers, Texans, and Lions.
Was a head coach of the XFL football team the Memphis Maniax, and was interim Head Coach for the Tennessee Volunteers when Lane Kiffin bolted for the USC Head Coaching job.
2004-2007- Baltimore QB Coach
2008- Denver WR Coach
2009- Minnesota University QB Coach/OC
Ken Norton Jr.
2004-2009- USC LB Coach
Responsible for developing Lofa Tatupu, Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, Keith Rivers, Rey Maualuga.
(offered), Jerry Gray
2001-2005- Bills DC, were ranked No. 2 overall in defense in 2002-2003
2006-2009- Redskins DB Coach
Four-time Pro Bowl selection as a CB for the Rams, Oilers, and Buccaneers.
In addition to these new imports, the Seahawks have also retained last years Defensive Coordinator Casey Bradley, and Defensive Line Coach/Assistant Head Coach Dan Quinn.
It is expected that Alex Gibbs will hold the title of Assistant Head Coach in 2010.
Hope that clears up any potential confusion or questions people might have about what new faces Carroll is bringing with him to Seattle.