Pete Carroll has resigned from his job as head coach of the USC football as he prepares to officially take that same job with the Seattle Seahawks. Along with Jeff Fisher and Jack Del Rio, there is a very familiar name to Chiefs fans in the running about the opening.
USC also contacted former Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards, who was recommended by Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross, who previously worked under athletic director Mike Garrett at USC.
Edwards might be the most controversial choice because of his primarily NFL background. Sources said USC is worried it will run out of qualified candidates
The school has not yet shown interest in coaches such as Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh, Boise State’s Chris Petersen, Utah’s Kyle Whittingham or TCU’s Gary Patterson.
Carroll, who was wooed over the weekend by Seahawks chief executive officer Tod Leiweke, agreed to a five-year contract worth $6.5-7million per season, sources said.
When word first came out that Urban Meyer was stepping down at Florida, the only name that came to mind was Chris Petersen. Obviously Meyer quickly changed his mind and Petersen was never put in the position to choose between one of the biggest jobs in all of college football and Boise St. USC should make him choose and do it soon. If I’m Garrett, I am driving to Petersen’s house today and delivering a blank check.
As for Herm, I think he’d be a good choice. He was never meant to be a head coach in the NFL, but he was always liked by his players and that would go a long way in the recruiting battles. And even though most of his work has been at the professional level, that could also help the program since he knows what it takes to make your way onto a 53-man roster.