Pete Carroll Out As Seattle Seahawks Head Coach, Returning To Team As Advisor

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We have a major shakeup in Seattle!

A national champion in college football and Super Bowl champion in the NFL, the legendary Pete Carroll will no longer be the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and instead will be an advisor to the franchise, according to a Wednesday announcement from owner Jody Allen.

In a statement, Allen said that the move was done “after thoughtful meetings and careful consideration for the best interest of the franchise.” (RELATED: Texas QB Quinn Ewers Hunts Down Gargantuan (14-Point?) Buck Amid Looming NFL Draft Decision)

Coaching the Seahawks since 2010, Carroll led the team to a Super Bowl title in the 2013 campaign with a blowout win against the Denver Broncos.

Seattle’s decision comes just a couple of days after Carroll said Monday that he was planning on coming back for another season as Seahawks head coach.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t see this one coming. Like, I didn’t even think about Pete Carroll NOT being the Seahawks coach next year, and yet, here we are — with a move that I can’t help but to view as, “what the hell?”

I get that the Seahawks missed the postseason, but Carroll still led them to a 9-8 winning record, doing so with limited talent and having to deal with injuries I might add. Is this because he’s 72?


I don’t know, but in my opinion, it’s a bit of a dumb decision by Seattle. Watch ’em be trash next season.