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Updates From Pete Carroll's January 10 Press Conference reporter John Boyle reported live as Pete Carroll spoke with the media at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

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Seattle Seahawks Chair, Jody Allen, released a statement Wednesday morning regarding Pete Carroll. Following that news, Carroll held a press conference later that afternoon and spoke with media members.

Following along, Senior Digital Media Reporter John Boyle shared updates live from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

Opening Statement

1:03 p.m. PT: Pete Carroll opened the press conference saying there was a mutual decision between him and ownership "to set a new course for the club.

"It's been an honor and a thrill to be a part of this program, and I've loved every minute of it."

1:04 p.m. PT: "I'm so grateful to the coaches that have been with us for so many years. Also, all of the coaches that have been here through the years before that put up with my stuff and found ways to bring it to life daily."

1:10 p.m. PT: This is a very emotional press conference for Carroll, especially when thanking his wife, Glena, who he called "the angel of my life."

1:11 p.m. PT: "This league is about the players. Without those guys doing what they do, there's nothing... We should always, in my opinion, celebrate those guys."


"We're Getting Married"

1:17 p.m. PT: Carroll reflects on pairing up with general manager John Schneider when he first started with the Seattle Seahawks: "We're getting married, dude."


1:28 p.m. PT: "We weren't anything and then we were something. We made something special," Carroll says about his legacy as a head coach in Seattle.

"Freaking Jacked"

1:29 p.m. PT: Carroll leverages an oft-used Carroll-ism, saying he's "freaking jacked.

"I'm not tired. I'm not worn down... What's coming now? I've got no idea. But I'm excited about it."

What's Next

1:31 p.m. PT: Carroll said the biggest factor in agreeing to step down as coach was for Schneider to get his chance to lead: "He deserves this."

Carroll says he won't have a role in selecting the next head coach other than supporting Schneider.

Favorite Moment

1:36 p.m. PT: After an emotional thanks to his wife at the beginning of the press conference, Carroll again mentions her while sharing a memory from the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy in 2014.

"My favorite moment was standing on the stage in New York and finding Glena out in the crowd."

Named head coach on January 11, 2010, Pete Carroll became the eighth head coach in Seahawks history after one of the most successful runs in USC history in the college ranks. Take a look at photos from throughout his time in Seattle.

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