Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is being rumored as a candidate for the head coaching job at BYU.

Share story

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is being rumored as a possible candidate for the vacant head coaching position at BYU.

Among those reporting that Bevell could be in the mix for the job is FoxSports.com.

Bevell attended Wisconsin and has no ties to the BYU program. But he is Mormon and took a two-year mission while in college.

The 45-year-old has never been a head coach at any level, but has been rumored in the mix for NFL head coaching jobs in the past (notably at Washington two years ago) and has said on several occasions that being a head coach is an obvious goal.

While Bevell has received criticism at times during his Seattle tenure, notably after the Super Bowl loss in February, he also has gotten a lot of credit for the play of the Seahawks’ offense as the team has twice advanced to the Super Bowl.

After Sunday’s 38-point outburst against the Vikings, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised the job performance of Bevell this year.

“I think he’s doing what he’s always done,” Carroll said. “I know at times there’s been this talk about him, but he’s a great play caller and he’s a great play designer. He and [Tom] Cable put together game plans every week. I think everybody is feeling what’s best for us, we’re getting to it, we’re practicing it well and then carrying it to games. Those guys are really responsible for that. They’re doing a great job.”

The BYU job became open when Bronco Mendenhall on Friday announced he was leaving for Virginia.