Head coach Pete Carroll of the USC Trojans celebrates against the Boston College Eagles during the 2009 Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park on December 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Pete Carroll
resigned from USC today, and is poised to move up to the NFL to coach for the Seattle Seahawks, and a deal could be struck as soon as Monday, according to USA Today
. Apparently, the deal is "not signed but is very close," the NFL insider told the AP. Pete Carroll (Getty)
Seattle coach Jim Mora was fired Friday, and Carroll had apparently showed interest in coaching the team and met with CEO Tod Leiweke Sunday. Despite reports that a formal deal could be signed Monday, many outlets, including the Daily News
, the Times
, NFL.com and ESPN, had earlier reported that Carroll had reached a deal with the team.
If he does sign with the Seahawks, it will be the coach's third NFL stint. He previously coached the Jets and Patriots. It's also been rumored that Carroll will bring with him offensive coordinator Ken Norton and linebackers coach Jeremy Bates.
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