Good move for all parties. The Seahawks were a big disappointment this year and needed to shake things up. Carroll has been courted by NFL teams recently and was the hot college coach.
USC had also suffered a disappointing year and lost the conference for the first time in years with 4 losses and also had some allegations against them. It was time to get out of Dodge City.
Carroll will be taking OC Jeremy Bates (sorry Bear fans) and LB coach Ken Norton, Jr. at the very least. Carroll officially resigned from USC and a formal announcement on his hiring is expected today.
After a couple of unsuccessful NFL gigs earlier in his career (with the Pats and Jets), will be interesting to see if the older, wiser Carroll can have success with the Seahawks.
Also, looks like $7M is the going rate for top coaches now.