Pete Carroll in as new Seahawks coach

New Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. - Bobak/Wikimedia Commons
New Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
— image credit: Bobak/Wikimedia Commons

Pete Carroll is officially the new Seahawks head coach.

What is being said about Seattle's decision?:

  • Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times is not pleased with the move. Money quote: "What's happening here? When did this franchise become Cirque du Seahawk? Who's running this team? Barnum? Or Bailey? Maybe they should put a big top over Qwest Field next season. How many mistakes can one franchise make?"
  • ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando gives a take on how much power the team should hand over to Carroll.
  • The L.A. Times' Gary Klein has some information about what Carroll is leaving behind.
  • Follow Carroll on Twitter.

Carroll was the head coach for the New York Jets in 1994. The team fired him after one 6-10 season.

He was against head coach for the New England Patriots from 1997-1999. He took over a Super Bowl team in the Patriots and led them to the playoffs twice. He compiled a 27-21 record, which wasn't good enough to save his job.

Carroll's success at USC was undeniable, but the big question still looms: Does being a great college coach translate to the NFL is any way?

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