Current USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, a young, up-and-coming coach who worked with Jay Cutler in Denver last year and the Chicago Bears are rumored to be in pursuit, is one potential candidate to follow Carroll up to Seattle.
The other is Norm Chow, who served as the offensive coordinator at USC and later the Tennessee Titans, and now is the offensive coordinator at UCLA.
Defensively, Carroll is rumored to be in pursuit of DeWayne Walker, currently the head coach at New Mexico State. Walker coached defensive backs for Carroll at USC.
It’s also likely that some of the assistant coaches already here in Seattle will remain, depending on how they fit in with Carroll’s offensive and defensive schemes and his coaching philosophy.
Thanks to blog poster Klm008 for digging up a nice find here, linking to a presentation by Pete Carroll on his defensive philosophy, the 4-3 under, which is similar to the defense already in place for the Seahawks. Carroll mentions Monte Kiffin as a mentor he learned the defense from during his time as an assistant coach under Lou Holtz at Arkansas, where Kiffin was the defensive coordinator.
Of course, Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley got his NFL start under Kiffin at Tampa Bay, so the Seahawks could be setting up a situation where there would not be a whole lot of new learning on defense if they brought Carroll in.
TNT's Dave Boling isn't totally convinced Carroll's the right choice for the Seahawks.
Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post believes the situation in Seattle sets up nicely for Carroll, with two first-round draft picks and an owner in Paul Allen committed to turn things around.
Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who Tod Leiweke interviewed for four hours on Saturday, is reportedly the head candidate for the Buffalo Bills job.
Charles Fisher, a former scout with the Seahawks, talks about the team’s struggles in finding an identity and drafting the right players for the Seahawks offensive and defensive systems. It sounds like Fisher’s not entirely sold on the Tampa-2.Seahawks 12th Man Army has now gone mobile! Go to http://www.noticeorange.com/r/Seahawks12thManArmy to get an app for your phone. It's free and it has alerts so that you'll know whenever Seahawks 12th Man Army has anything new. What could be better?
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