The Pac-12 continues the tradition of sending not just good players, but good coaches to the league.
The Pac-12 has exported its best coaching talent to the next level. It’s resulted in success for the NFL teams that have taken a chance on the best of the West.
Pete Carroll – Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll went into the conference a mediocre NFL coach and has performed superbly on his return to the league. After struggling in his first two seasons, Carroll and his team managed some superb drafts and transactions (particularly landing players like Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson). Despite finishing 7-9 in his first season, Carroll won a weak NFC West and landed an improbable playoff upset over the Super Bowl champs.
In his last two seasons, Carroll went 24-8 and finished first in the NFC regular season this year. He’s made the playoffs three of four years and has a 40-27 record overall.
Jim Harbaugh – San Francisco 49ers
Jim Harbaugh probably has enjoyed the most spectacular success of all three of the Pac-12 imports. Harbaugh went to the playoffs all three seasons, has already gone to two NFC playoffs, nearly won one Super Bowl and nearly went to another. Harbaugh is on his way to his third straight playoff bid and has the 49ers in prime position to be dominant contenders for most of the next decade.
Harbaugh is 39-13-1 with the 49ers and is three for three in playoff appearances.
Chip Kelly – Philadelphia Eagles
Chip Kelly had a bumpy road in his first season in Philadelphia, starting off with an outstanding debut before losing five of their next seven games.
Volunteer Position Openings:
- Basketball Writer: Do you know the game and love to think about the upcoming season for our beloved Ducks? Write about them! It's fun doing homework on a winner!
- Assistant Football Analyst: Love college football and enjoy watching it for hours? We need associates to view games and find the techniques/teaching points we identify for them in advance. You will be recognized in publications, and could have the opportunity to move to full Analyst.
- College Football Analyst: We are looking for Coaches, or retired coaches to help create analysis videos (we do the video part) that will be viewed by thousands, and will help young football players as well as fans understand the game much better. The national recognition will help your resume' as well as make an impact upon the game we all dearly love.
- Video Specialist: We are looking for help in the Eugene/Springfield area to assist with the shooting and editing of analysis videos.
- All Positions: Send a resume' with full contact information and any writing samples you have to firstname.lastname@example.org Again, these are volunteer positions donating five hours a week each.