Seattle Seahawks already installed as Super Bowl favorites for next season

Seattle Seahawks already installed as Super Bowl favorites for next season

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks are favored to win Super Bowl XLIX at 9/2 odds followed by the San Francisco 49ers at 15/2 and the Denver Broncos at 8/1.
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Seahawks' Lynch puts in required Super Bowl media day appearance

Seahawks' Lynch puts in required Super Bowl media day appearance

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who hasn't spoken to reporters all season, put in a brief, required appearance at Super Bowl media day Tuesday.

Pete Carroll, Seahawks coach: NFL should look into medical marijuana

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Coach Pete Carroll, in New Jersey as the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the Super Bowl, suggested medical marijuana should go off the banned substance list.

Harvin ruled out for NFC title game

SEATTLE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday wide receiver Percy Harvin would not play in Sunday's NFC title game due to a concussion.

Ex-USC coach Lane Kiffin takes coordinator job with Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Alabama named former USC head coach Lane Kiffin as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

USC hires Steve Sarkasian as head football coach

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Washington head football Coach Steve Sarkisian has been hired for the same position at the University of Southern California, the Trojans announced Monday.

Ed Orgeron named USC interim coach after Lane Kiffin firing

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Ed Orgeron will take over as interim coach of Southern California, replacing the fired Lane Kiffin, Athletics Director Pat Haden announced Sunday.

Seahawks' Percy Harvin to undergo hip surgery

SEATTLE, July 31 (UPI) -- Newly acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin said Tuesday he will miss an undetermined amount of time for the Seattle Seahawks due to hip surgery.

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Young killer sought in another slaying

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A teenager convicted in the death of a Seattle street musician known as Tuba Man is now suspected of killing another man in a Bellevue, Wash., bar, police say.
Seahawks lose tight end Carlson to injury

Seahawks lose tight end Carlson to injury

SEATTLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson will miss the 2011 season after undergoing shoulder surgery, the team said Tuesday.
Hasselbeck to start for Seahawks

Hasselbeck to start for Seahawks

SEATTLE, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said Thursday Matt Hasselbeck will start at quarterback Saturday in the team's playoff game against New Orleans.
Hasselbeck OK, will start for Seahawks

Hasselbeck OK, will start for Seahawks

SEATTLE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been cleared to play in the team's next game, Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.

NFL: Seattle 31, San Francisco 6

SEATTLE, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Matt Hasselbeck accounted for three touchdowns Sunday, passing for two scores and running for another, in the Seattle Seahawks' 31-6 rout of San Francisco.

Report: Lane Kiffin hired as USC coach

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Tennessee football Coach Lane Kiffin has agreed to become the University of Southern California's next coach, the school announced Tuesday.
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Pete Carroll
USC head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after his team defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 38-24 in the 95th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is the head coach and executive Vice-President of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, New England Patriots and the University of Southern California Trojans football team.

Carroll attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. After being an athlete in childhood, his lack of physical growth as a teenager caused him frustration in high school sports; weighing 110 pounds as an incoming freshman, he was required to bring a special doctor's clearance in order to go out for football. He tried hard to prove himself, a trait that carried on throughout his later life. As a result, he was a three-sport standout in football (playing quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back), basketball and baseball, earning the school's Athlete of the Year award as a senior in 1969; forty years later he was inducted into the charter class of the Redwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame in April 2009.

After high school, Carroll attended junior college at the nearby College of Marin, where he played football for two years (lettering in his second year), before transferring to the University of the Pacific, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. At Pacific, Carroll played free safety for two years, earning All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference honors both years (1971–72) and earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1973.

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