Seahawks’ coach Pete Carroll, a California native who famously resurrected the Southern California program, said on Tuesday’s conference call that he had “no comment” to reports that the Rams would love to hire him to replace Jeff Fisher, who was fired Monday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
Asked if he would like to rule the possibility out entirely, Carroll laughed and said, “Yes.”
Carroll is 65, in the first year of an extension that runs through 2019 and in an envied spot as the coach of a team that recently made back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl.
Carroll has been one of several big-name coaches linked to the Rams in the past 24 hours.
Another was Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who previously helped develop Andrew Luck at Stanford and Alex Smith with the San Francisco 49ers. But a source “very close” to Harbaugh told Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report that Harbaugh “isn’t leaving Michigan” and “may never leave Michigan.”