The theme of the dozens of roster moves this off-season has been to improve the Seahawks' talent level and depth. The goal apparently holds true for front-office personnel, too. The Hawks made the hiring of Scot McCloughan official, reporting that he will be a "senior personnel executive."
McCloughan had been general manager of the 49ers, but left in March in what was called a mutual decision. When Ruston Webster left his front-office post to join the Titans, a vacancy was created. McCloughan and Hawks GM John Schneider have had a long relationship. "Not only is Scot a good friend, he is a proven veteran talent evaluator and an extremely loyal individual," Schneider said. "We look forward to Scot's contribution. Seahawks fans should be very excited about this acquisition, as we got better today."
"His relationship with John goes way back," Carroll said. "Scot's got a ton of background and he's going to be right in the mix of all the big decisions we're going to be making."
McCloughan spent five years with San Francisco. He was promoted to GM in 2008, then resigned following the 2009 season. Schneider and McCloughan worked together in Green Bay in the 1990s. McCloughan was Seattle's director of college scouting from 2000 through the 2004 season.