With the ink barely dry on his five-year contract, new Seahawks coach Pete Carroll already is rolling up his sleeves and tackling the task of improving an underachieving franchise only four years removed from a Super Bowl appearance.
According to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, Carroll showed up in Mobile, Alabama Monday for the first day of Senior Bowl practices.
“Great to get back into it,” Carroll said, per O’Neil. “To get back here, and just
get in the mindset, and make sure that I take advantage of this
The Seahawks hold three of the top 40 picks in the draft, and Carroll and G.M. John Schneider sat together as players were measured and weighed, and as they practiced.
Later in the day, Carroll got a glimpse of his past — and possibly his future — when Alabama coach Nick Saban arrived to a hero’s welcome. Saban parlayed a national championship at LSU into the head-coaching gig with the Dolphins, only to quit the NFL after two seasons and return to the college game.
Whether Carroll lasts longer than Saban remains to be seen.