The Seattle Seahawks hired four new coaches to fill a couple of positions left vacant after others moved on.
Keith Carter joins Seattle’s staff as a quality-control coach on offense. Carter spent the last three seasons as the running game coordinator/offensive line coach for the University of San Diego. He played H-back at UCLA during the time Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable served as the Bruins’ offensive coordinator (2004-05).
Carter replaces Luke Butkus, who took a job as the offensive line coach at his alma mater, Illinois.
Former Seahawks defensive back Marquand Manuel returns as the assistant special teams coach. Manuel spent eight seasons in the NFL, and was a starting safety for Seattle’s Super Bowl team in 2005.
He spent last season as a coaching intern at Florida, his alma mater. Manuel replaces Jeff Ulbrich, who took a job as special teams coach at UCLA for former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora.
Two other new coaches – assistant special teams coach John Glenn and coaching intern for the defensive line Kenechi Udeze – join the Seahawks from the University of Washington staff.
Glenn served as a quality-control coach for the Huskies in 2011, and Udeze worked as Washington’s assistant strength coach.
Also, Rocky Seto moved from assistant defensive backs coach to defensive passing-game coordinator.
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