Watch: Pete Carroll steps in as coach at UW Huskies football practice

Apr 19, 2024, 10:59 AM

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during the 2022 NFL combine in Indianapolis. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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Three months after his time as Seattle Seahawks head coach came to an end, Pete Carroll has reemerged across town with the UW Huskies.

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That comes at no surprise, as Carroll has some pretty strong connections to the new staff on Montlake. Not only is new Huskies football coach Jedd Fisch a former assistant of Carroll’s with the Seahawks, but Carroll’s son Brennan is Fisch’s offensive coordinator.

Just because it’s expected that Pete Carroll would be around UW doesn’t mean it’s any less surreal to actually see it happen.

UW football first shared a photo on social media of Carroll watching practice on Tuesday, but it turns out there’s more where that came from.

On Friday morning, the Huskies posted a nearly two-minute video of Carroll being introduced to the team by Fisch, then leading them (along with the help of Brennan) in one of his trademark drills.

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Pete Carroll may no longer be coaching the Seahawks, but based on that clip, it looks like he’s got plenty left in the tank.

Of course, Carroll isn’t the only coaching luminary with free time to show up at one of Fisch’s practice. The legendary Bill Belichick, whose tenure with the New England Patriots ended in January, has been around as well. Similar to Carroll, Belichick’s son Steve is on the Huskies staff as defensive coordinator.

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Jack del Rio, another former NFL coach, has also been spotted at a Washington practice. His son, Luke, is on Fisch’s staff as an offensive quality control coach.

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