Carroll praises two coaching legends

October, 23, 2013
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked about the recent passing of two legendary football coaches -- former Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints coach Bum Phillips and former University of Washington coach Don James.

"It's a tough time for coaches and coaches' families right now," Carroll said Tuesday. “Bum was a hero because of the way he looked at the game and the mindset he brought to his football teams. He had fun and loved it and enjoyed the heck out of it. You just knew that he loved being a ball coach, and it was conveyed in the way he handled his teams and the way his players responded to him.

"Coach James, particularly in this area, was a big hero. He was tough and demanding and really stood for something. He had a legacy and success here that was really ... I think, unprecedented for the university."

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter



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