[caption id="attachment_13335" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)"] [/caption]According to KFSM TV-5 News report, the University of Arkansas reached out to Pete Carroll to see if he would be interested in coaching the Razerbacks after Bobby Petrino was fired last week.
Carroll worked as a graduate assistant coach at Arkansas in 1977 under head coach Lou Holtz.
Carroll is in the third year of a five-year deal with Seattle that pays him $7.5 million annually. And he’s a West Coast guy, so I think it would be unlikely that Carroll would leave an NFL gig to go back to college and coach in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Carroll responded by twitter to the Arkansas report.
More Carroll: He continues to play up the idea of an open competition between Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn in this interview with Miami radio station WQAM, which you can take a look at via SportsRadioInterview.com. Carroll: "Jackson was our starter last year and he’s coming in to compete head-to-head for the starting job. It’s my job now to make sure I create a competitive opportunity for both kids to show they can fit in and we’ll go with the best guy and it’s going to make our quarterback position better certainly. We are happy about that.”
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Tribune writes that former Seahawks and Bears personnel man Tim Ruskell will be sitting out the draft this year.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has Seattle selecting South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram at No. 12 in his latest mock draft.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports lists Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks, Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson and Oregon running back LaMichael James as the best undersized players in this year’s draft.
Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network sorts the top draft picks as blue chip and red chips. It’s an interested list as we continue to try and figure out who the Seahawks might selected at No. 12.