ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Seahawks have made USC's Pete Carroll their No. 1 target to replace fired head coach Jim Mora, and that the sides have "strong mutual interest."
Now this is interesting. Seahawks owner Paul Allen undoubtedly has the money to lure Carroll away, and Mortensen says talks have gotten so hot and heavy that he'd be "surprised" if Carroll isn't Seattle's next coach. ESPN's Adam Schefter also says he'd heard recently that Carroll wanted back into the pros. Carroll, 58, has been in at Southern Cal since the 2001 season. According to Mortensen, the Seahawks are interviewing Vikings DC Leslie Frazier only as a formality to satisfy the Rooney Rule.