Pete Carroll Turns Down Arkansas Coaching Job, According To Report

The Arkansas Razorbacks' search for Bobby Petrino's replacement continues, even if it still appears that Garrick McGee is the front-runner for the position. But that hasn't stopped Arkansas from reaching out to eminent names in the field, including Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, according to a Fayetteville TV station.

Carroll was reportedly contacted by Arkansas, but turned the school down. He has been in Seattle since 2010, when he left the USC Trojans to accept the head coaching position in the Emerald City.

Carroll's success at USC is well-documented, but Arkansas fans likely remember Carroll's Trojans teams better than most. In 2005 and 2006, USC handed Arkansas teams two beatdowns by a combined score of 120-31.

In addition to reporting that Carroll turned down Arkansas, the station reports that NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci contacted Arkansas about the coaching vacancy. Mariucci was reportedly interested in the job earlier this week.

For more on Hogs football, visit Arkansas blog Arkansas Expats, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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