Pete Carroll’s departure from USC to become the Seattle Seahawks’ head coach is continuing to make waves in the NFL coaching community.
The latest news involves former Lions and 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci, who may be a candidate to replace Carroll at USC.
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that USC has been in contact with Mariucci, and that Mariucci would welcome the opportunity to return to coaching. Although Schefter says USC’s contact with Mariucci has been informal so far, the news that Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio plans to stay in Jacksonville could cause Mariucci’s contact with USC to heat up.
Mariucci has one year of experience as a college head coach, leading Cal to a 6-6 record in 1996.