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Seahawks eyeing SoCal's Carroll?

In our early-bird preview of the 2010 season, we stretched and placed Southern Cal head coach Pete Carroll on the coaching hot seat for next season.

As it turns out, he may not even get a chance to be on any any kind of collegiate hot seat regardless of how the Trojans perform next year.

According to a report by ESPN‘s Chris Mortensen by way of our big sisters at PFT, the Seattle Seahawks have an interest in replacing Jim Mora, fired today by the club, with Carroll.  And, apparently, the Trojans coach is reciprocating the interest.

(Some cynics in the audience might say that Carroll can smell what the NCAA is cooking and wants to get the hell out of the kitchen ASAP.  Thank goodness we’re not cynical.)

The report also notes that the Seahawks will want to move quickly on a hire, so USC faces the very real possibility of being without a head coach nearly a month after their season ended.

And just 26 days ahead of national signing day.

Needless to say, if this report comes to fruition, it is not the type of news a wobbly football program needs at this point in time.

UPDATE 3:57 p.m. ET: The following tweet comes from the Twitter account of FOX Sports.com‘s Jay Glazer:

“2 ppl close to pete carroll told me seattle dangling an exhorbitant amount of money at him. very substantial!”

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  1. qualityshows says: Jan 8, 2010 4:04 PM

    Chris Mortensen just reported that “it would be a surprise if Pete Carroll were NOT the Seahawks coach.” How convenient. Just like Tim Floyd he leaves, gets money, and the kids he left behind will suffer the consequences.

  2. picklefarts says: Jan 8, 2010 4:05 PM

    If this is true. Lane Kiffin leaves Knoxville in a second to come back to LA.

  3. cgmac says: Jan 8, 2010 4:09 PM

    Come on John!!
    Give us numbers!

  4. oraclepz says: Jan 8, 2010 4:17 PM

    Man news is coming out fast these last few days! Its crazy.

  5. prophet of the light says: Jan 8, 2010 4:32 PM

    Something says he will get into the 8 – 10 million dollar per year range. Maybe even with final say.
    I don’t think he’s a good coach, but he’s an elite recruiter and maybe even elite talent evaluator.

  6. hrmlss says: Jan 8, 2010 4:35 PM

    They need to make it so if a coach breaks the rules, the sanctions follow him to the next job, or in this case a huge fine taken out of the pro salary.

  7. SATAN says: Jan 8, 2010 4:38 PM

    Jeff Fisher is a USC Alumni

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