He will meet today with USC players and then begin his transition back to pro football, where he last coached in 1999.
I spoke with Carroll early this morning about his decision to leave USC and his new job with the Seattle Seahawks.
On the possibility of landing what he considered a perfect NFL opportunity: “I had given up on it, but it came out of nowhere.”
On whether he left because of possible NCAA sanctions: “Not in any way. Because I know where we stand. It’s just a process we have to go through. We know we’ve fought hard to do right.”
On whether he had any regrets: “I’ve given everything I’ve had. There was never going to be a good time.”