Carroll was fully expected to be introduced by the Seahawks as early as Monday, assuming they comply with the Rooney Rule this weekend.
But the bottom line is, Carroll's agreement with Seattle is "100 percent done," one NFL source close to the situation said.
But a league source told Mortensen that Carroll was trying to persuade USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates to join him in Seattle -- as opposed to Bates pursuing the same position with the Chicago Bears.
Sounds fishy, huh? Might the case against Bush be moving to a point where he wants to get out of Dodge before sanctions hit? Maybe I'm dreaming, but it would be nice to see USC get what should have been coming to them.
This will certainly change PAC-10 ball, though. I doubt they nail a new hire with sanctions threatening in the future, which means Oregon basically stands alone in the PAC-10 as a power. With the way Bama is going, we may see a few Oregon teams in our future down the line.