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Carroll Set to Bolt USC for Seattle Seahawks

Coach will return to pros after resurrecting Trojans

(Newser) - Pete Carroll, who turned the University of Southern California’s foundering football program into a perennial national contender, is ready to bolt for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Carroll, 58, coached the New York Jets and New England Patriots in the 1990s, and had said he’d only consider the... More »

At Notre Dame, Brian Kelly Begins 'Dream' Job

Coach moves from undefeated Cincinnati to uninspiring Irish

(Newser) - The University of Notre Dame introduced its 29th football coach, with Brian Kelly jumping from undefeated and Sugar Bowl-bound Cincinnati to a Fighting Irish team that never lived up to expectations under Charlie Weis. “It’s no longer a dream, it’s a reality,” said the 48-year-old Kelly,... More »

With Van Gundy Out, Knicks May Tap Jackson

Former player in a 'one-horse race' to coach troubled team

(Newser) - Former Knick Mark Jackson may be the logical frontrunner to step into Isiah Thomas' old shoes, despite Jackson's lack of coaching experience. Jeff Van Gundy has suggested that the hiring process is a "one-horse race," effectively taking himself out of consideration. The other potential candidate, Scott Skiles, seems... More »

Redskins Name Zorn Head Coach

Former Seahawks star was recently hired as team's offensive coordinator

(Newser) - Two weeks ago, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder shocked the NFL by hiring Jim Zorn as offensive coordinator before he had hired a head coach. Today, Snyder topped that by making Zorn his head coach, reports the Washington Post. "I've always dreamed of being a head coach with a... More »

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