Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh have been rivals for a long, long time. Their animosity dates back before their days as NFL head coaches, back when both were college football coaches.
Harbaugh coached Standford, while Carroll coached USC, and now both coach in the NFC West.
What used to be a weak division is now a powerhouse, headed by Carroll’s Seahawks and the 49ers lead by Harbaugh. After reaching the superbowl in the past season, Harbaugh and crew have lofty expectations.
The surprise of the 2012-2013 season, Seattle also enters the season with the belief that their defense and phenom Russell Wilson, will power them through the playoffs and onto the promise land.
Both of these teams are in each other’s way, adding more fuel to the firey rivalry. Speaking of fuel, take a gander at Harbaugh’s recent comments in an interview with Yahoo Sports regarding the PED suspensions of the Carroll’s team.
”Is it a concern? I’ve definitely noticed it. You don’t know what it is. Even when people say what it is, you don’t know that that’s what it is…but the NFL doesn’t release what it actually is, so you have no idea. You’re taking somebody at their word that I don’t know if you can take them at their word, understanding the circumstances.”
“Play by the rules. You always want to be above reproach, especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say, ‘They’re winning because they’re cheating.’
Because if you don’t, if you cheat to win, then you’ve already lost, according to Bo Schembechler. And Bo Schembechler is about next to the word of God as you can get in my mind.”
I CAN”T WAIT to seem these teams play during the regular season and god willing, the playoffs.