Pete Carroll leaves USC to coach Seahawks

By: By Greg Beacham, Associated Press Email
By: By Greg Beacham, Associated Press Email
Pete Carroll says he

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Seahawks chief executive officer Tod Leiweke flew to California this week to interview USC coach Pete Carroll for the job.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pete Carroll says he's leaving Southern California to become coach of the Seattle Seahawks because he could not pass up the challenge.

The Seahawks hired the charismatic coach away from USC on Monday.

At a news conference later on USC's campus, Carroll said "It hurts to separate."

Carroll's departure ends one of the most successful runs in college football history. He was 97-19, with two national championships and seven Pac-10 titles in nine seasons at USC.

He also leaves with the football program facing an NCAA investigation.

Carroll says his decision to leave has nothing to do with the investigation. He says he thought he would be at USC "forever." But he says he could not pass up the opportunity with Seattle.

(Copyright 2010 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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