According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Pete Carroll has reportedly agreed to leave Southern California after nine years to return to the NFL and coach the Seattle Seahawks. The Los Angeles Times has reported Carroll also will be team president.
The Seahawks also are speaking with former Bears player and current Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. According to SI.com’s Peter King, the Seahawks front office spoke with Leslie Frazier today for about 4-5 hours, if this is true I don’t know if Carroll is a lock to become the head coach in Seattle. Also, former Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is scheduled to interview for the head coaching position.
The Seahawks are reportedly giving Carroll $35 million dollars over five years. His offensive coordinator at USC Jeremy Bates was rumored to be following him to Seattle by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but Schefter said something different about 20 minutes ago via his twitter account.
Schefter: “USC OC Jeremy Bates to Seattle no sure thing just yet. Chicago still in play on him, as well as Univ of Minn OC Jedd Fisch.”
I hope Schefter is right about Bates not definitely going to Seattle because I would love to see Cutler-Bates reunite in the Windy City.
all quotes from twitter.com.