Pete Carroll to Seattle: Seahawks Need To Win This Gamble, For Pete’s Sake

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Jim Mora was asked Wednesday whether he had talked to CEO Tod Leiweke, he said, “Tod’s busy with some other things right now.”
It was assumed those things involved a search for the Seahawks’ new general manager. Little did anyone know that Leiweke was actually talking to USC coach Pete Carroll in Los Angeles about replacing Mora.
What an odd little triangle it is shaping up to be.
Mora eschewed a possible chance to coach his alma mater, UW, by signing on to take over the Seahawks, so UW hired Steve Sarkisian from Carroll’s USC program. And now it looks like Carroll will join Sarkisian in Seattle, replacing Mora as coach of the Seahawks. What a completely unexpected two-year, three-man weave that turned out to be.  
The Seahawks’ decision to fire Mora after one season and then lure the biggest name in college football is a bit of a stunner for several reasons, and you have to wonder whether owner Paul Allen is doing t...

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