‘You are about to see a big headline that shakes up the major college football world’

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That’s what a “source” has told either ESPN’s Chris Mortensen or John Clayton about the Seattle Seahawks’ pursuit of USC’s Pete Carroll as its new head coach, after an early-morning firing of Jim Mora just one year after an 5-11 season.

Carroll did not return messages to ESPN, but a “league source” told ‘em that Carroll “is interested in the job and is trying to persuade USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates to join him in Seattle — as opposed to Bates pursuing the same position with the Chicago Bears.”

The Seahawks, who also need a new GM, did not confirm Carroll as a leading candidate but also did not deny it.

Keep reading more into this at the ESPN site (linked here).

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