The Arizona Wildcats are hiring Brennan Carroll as their offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, according to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman.
Carroll, 41, is the eldest son of Seattle Seahawks head coach/former USC head coach Pete Carroll.
SOURCES: #Seahawks Run Game Coordinator Brennan Carroll is expected to become the new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at #Arizona. The 41-year-old Carroll and head coach Jedd Fisch worked together for a couple of seasons at Miami.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 1, 2021
As Feldman noted, Carroll and new Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch worked together for two seasons (2011-2012) at the University of Miami. Fisch also worked for Pete in Seattle in 2010 as the Seahawks’ QB coach.
Brennan Carroll got his start in coaching under his father at USC from 2002 as a graduate assistant before advancing to tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
When Pete left for the Seahawks in 2009, Brennan began a four-year stint at Miami as a recruiting coordinator, tight ends coach and wide receivers coach.
He was hired as the Seahawks’ offensive line coach in 2015 and held that job until the end of the 2019 season when he became the run game coordinator.
In 2019, the Seahawks finished fourth in the NFL in rushing yards and currently are 11th this season despite ranking 21st in carries.
A Columbus, Ohio native, Brennan played college football at Pittsburgh, but didn’t originally see himself getting into coaching, according to a piece on Seahawks.com:
But when his playing days ended, he realized it was the best way to stay connected to the sport he loves. Brennan Carroll began his coaching career working for his dad at USC, and later spent four seasons at the University of Miami before joining the Seahawks in 2015.
“I had a blast in college sports, playing sparingly at the University of Pittsburgh, I just loved being around that atmosphere, so it was a way to hang in there, because they wouldn’t let me play anymore,” he said, adding that working for his father, “is totally rare, and I’m completely lucky.”