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Morning links: Carroll and khakis

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (Ted Warren/AP).

Selena Roberts of Sports Illustrated pens this in-depth profile on Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.

Roberts’ article details the reasons behind Carroll’s positive approach, the speculation of him living with a USC grad student and goes back down memory lane, taking a look at Carroll’s struggles at New England and with the New York Jets. It’s definitely worth a read.

Here’s an excerpt:

At 58, with a healthy head of gray hair, Carroll seems ageless as he preaches his pumped-and-jacked gospel in the camp-counselor wear that has come to define him: hoodie pullover, khakis, tin whistle. Over the years the hue of the hoodies has changed, but the pants haven't. A Seahawks staffer keeps 20 pressed pairs of khakis in Carroll's locker. "I think of them as the ultimate utility pant," Carroll says. "You can work out in them, coach in them and look like you kind of tried around the office."

In my story today, receiver Deion Branch says he will be ready for training camp at the end of July.

Our own Dave Boling details Red Bryant’s transition to defensive end.

ESPN’s Mike Sando says Seattle’s 2005 team was the Seahawks best team ever.

More Sando: As we’ve mentioned previously here, defensive end is one of the glaring weaknesses for the Hawks.

Safety Jordan Babineaux was not at the minicamp this week because he was attending the fourth annual Broadcast Boot Camp, a three-day workshop for current and former NFL players to learn the broadcast business. Babineaux is part of this roundtable discussion of NFL players on the potential of an 18-game season and other issues in this article by Russ Tucker of Sports Illustrated.

Matt Hasselbeck talks with KJR’s Ian Furness about the end of the offseason in this audio link.

Aaron Curry talks with Furness in this audio link.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider joined ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk in this audio link.

Check out Golden Tate’s outfit from a recent charity event. Think pink.