Pete Carroll reacts to the hiring of Steve Sarkisian at USC

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Tuesday December 03, 2013


Following an impressive 34-7 win over the Saints on Monday night, Pete Carroll was asked for his thoughts on Steve Sarkisian’s departure for the University of Washington.

Carroll said, “I’m thrilled for him. This is a life-long dream for him.  As a kid that grew up in Southern California, there’s no coach that they could have hired that understands L.A. better and what that’s all about.  That’s my opinion.

“He has a tremendous sense for the area and the schools and the coaches and the traditions and all of that. It’s why it was such a big deal for him to get this opportunity.

“He had a great time here in Washington.  He loved it and did a great job with them, but it’s just a chance to go home and do it at a great university.

“There’s  a number of guys that could have got the job and done a great job with it, but I think Sark will do an extraordinary job.  I’d like to say this, too.  Eddie Orgeron did an incredible job.  I thought it was one of the most incredible illustrations of leadership and direction and an amazing ability to turn something like that.  I’m so impressed with what he did.  It’s unfortunate that he didn’t get the job, but there’s only one spot there.  So I’m sure Eddie is going to do something great, too.”

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We’ll have our eye on Sarkisian’s assistant coaching staff and the head coaching search at Washington.

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