Coming off another disappointing season in 2009, the Seattle Seahawks had to make some drastic changes in order to try to take back the division they ruled over for nearly half the decade, the NFC West.
And make changes they did. Jim Mora, who was never able to get the players to buy into his system, was gone after just one season, and he was replaced by a man who took a struggling USC program and rebuilt it into a college juggernaut.
Pete Carroll has been in this situation before. This is neither his first shot at the NFL, nor is it the first time he has been tasked with rebuilding a once great franchise.
He was never given a proper chance in his previous stints with the Jets or Patriots. Never given a chance to really run his team the way he envisioned it, he was out after just a couple mediocre seasons, and he went to the college game. The rest is history.
Can he do the same thing he did for the Seahawks that did for the Trojans? Only time will tell, but this time, he's running the show.
I see good things on the horizon, and here are my five "bold" predictions for the upcoming 2010 season.