Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will not be a candidate for the head coaching job at BYU, coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who was rumored earlier this week as a candidate for the head coaching vacancy at BYU, will not be in consideration for the job, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.
Carroll said Wednesday he had talked with BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe and that it was decided that the timing was not right for Bevell to be a candidate for the job with the Seahawks still in the heart of their season.
Specifically, Carroll said Bevell is “not available” to BYU now and that the school will look elsewhere for a head coach.
“We’ve got a long season going on,” Carroll said. “They’ve got to go do their job and get ahead and get their decisions made, so Tommy’s (Holmoe) going to keep working at it. Darrell would be an awesome choice for them but he’s not available. He’s gong to run with us and do what we’re doing. They’ve got recruiting and all kinds of stuff so the timing isn’t going to fit for them.”
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Receiver Doug Baldwin said he was happy to hear Bevell won’t be leaving.
“It would be a big, big hole to fill if Darrell left,” Baldwin said. “The thing about Darrell Bevell is that he knows everybody’s strengths and weaknesses and has tailored the offense to accommodate those strengths and weaknesses. So whatever the perception is on the outside he’s done a fantastic job with giving us opportunities to be successful.”