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Morning links: Carroll media blitz in full bloom

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is in the midst of a media blitz to promote his new book “Win Forever,” which hit stores this week.

He spent most of Tuesday at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn., conducting a series of interviews and also hit a couple bookstores in the New York area. Ben Malcomson documents Carroll’s book tour here.

And Carroll talks to ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning in this audio link.

Now Carroll appears on HBO's Real Sports this evening. Talking to reporter Andrea Kremer, Carroll again addresses the penalties handed down to USC’s football program, still saying he had no knowledge of the Reggie Bush situation. Carroll also talks about his new beginning with the Seattle Seahawks. I got a chance to preview the segment this morning and it’s worth a look if you have some time on your hands this evening.

Catch a snippet of the conversation in the video below.

Also, a new report by Paul Pringle of the Los Angeles Times suggests that Carroll may have committed an NCAA infraction by hiring special teams guru Pete Rodriguez as a consultant, even when he had the maximum number of coaches allowed by the NCAA. The report quotes experts saying the hiring may affect the school's appeal of NCAA sanctions.

Yahoo Sports ranks the Seahawks 27th overall in terms of fantasy value in its Juggernaut Index.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports ranks Seattle’s linebackers’ unit 14th overall in the league.

Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly highlights Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Golden Tate as potential starts in this look at rookie players who should make an impact this season.

Clare Farnsworth of profiles offensive line coach Alex Gibbs and special teams coach Brian Schneider.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post breaks down this play-action deep ball thrown by Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford to WR Calvin Johnson vs. the Cincinnati Bengals’ Cover 2 look.