ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks are targeting USC head coach Pete Carroll as a possible replacement for just-fired head coach Jim Mora.
Carroll's NFL head coaching tenure isn't exactly something to brag home about. He finished 33-31 as a head coach in the NFL, including a season with the N.Y. Jets and three seasons with the New England Patriots.
Carroll went 6-10 in his only year with the Jets. And with the Patriots, Carroll finished 10-6 in 1997, 9-7 in '98 and 8-8 in '99.
But he certainly had made up for that with a dominating period as head coach of USC, which includes two national titles during his nine-year tenure with the Trojans. Carroll has accomplished all he possibly could in college, and has been rumored to be looking for a new challenge.
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According to the report, Carroll would bring assistant head coach Jeremy Bates with him. Bates coaches in the NFL from 2002 to 2008 in Tampa Bay, the N.Y. Jets and Denver, and is considered one of the better quarterback coaches in the game.
Also, according to an ESPN report, the Seahawks sought permission from the Minnesota Vikings to talk to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, but Frazier declined. Frazier is scheduled to interview for the vacant Buffalo Bills job today.