The Carroll coaching tree reunites for a night

Pete Carroll found himself in a peculiar — but awfully fun — spot on Friday night.

With Nebraska and Washington set to face off today at Husky Stadium, the Seahawks coach had the chance to be reunited with the head coaches of the two programs, Bo Pelini and Steve Sarkisian, who are former assistants under Carroll.

In the span of an hour or so last night, Carroll chatted with Sarkisian at his team’s hotel before walking a few blocks and meeting Pelini at his team’s hotel. Carroll, who promised he gave away no game plan secrets to either side, laughed about the scenario this morning.

“It was such a blast visiting with those guys,” Carroll said. “It’s always fun getting to catch up with old friends, and to do it like that, the night before their game today, was even better.”

Pelini worked under Carroll for five total seasons, two as a quality control coach with the San Francisco 49ers and three as a linebackers coach with the New England Patriots. Sarkisian worked in various offensive capacities under Carroll for seven years at USC before taking the Washington job prior to the 2009 season.


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