Coming off a 5-11 season, the Seattle Seahawks hired former University of Southern California (USC) head coach Pete Carroll to replace Jim Mora as head coach. During his former head coaching stint in the NFL, Carroll compiled a record of 33-31, including two post-season appearances.
During his time at USC, Carroll has only experienced success by winning two national championships, earning a record setting six Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl victories, and appearing in a record seven consecutive BCS bowl games. But Carroll is heading to an organization who's never won the Super Bowl, and is looking to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Since Carroll took over as coach of the Seahawks, he acquired Lendale White from the Tennessee Titans, who played for Carroll at USC, and Leon Washington from the New York Jets. During the draft, the Seahawks selected offensive tackle Russell Okung to protect quarterback Matt Hasselbeck from injury, and Earl Thomas, who's listed as a safety, but has the ability to play corner. Thomas will be called upon to help improve a defense that ranked 24th in the NFL last season, giving up 24.4 points per game.
The Seahawks have yet to play a game, but the Seattle organization needs to be satisfied with the job Carroll has done, thus far. If the injury prone Hasselbeck can stay healthy Carroll can have a successful first season in Seattle, but if he can't, Carroll will be wishing he never left "The Golden State."