33-31 is still a winning record. Jim L. Mora’s 31-33 is not.
Already, the Seahawks have improved by two games.
People point to Pete Carroll’s previous head coaching stint with the NFL (6-10 with the Jets in the ’94 season and 27-21 with the Patriots ’97-’99) as the definitive reason he will not succeed as Seattle’s new main man.
It’s often forgotten that this is all prior to a decade of successes (two national championships, six BCS victories, seven consecutive Pac-10 Championships, and an overall record of 97-19) at media darling USC, where Carroll found his niche.
The man has learned how to win. He has found what works for him. I suspect Sunday Funday crowds next fall will find that he works for Seattle as well.