Pete Carroll becomes the third coach to win a title in College Football, NFL

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after winning Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks won 43-8. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

When the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win XLVIII on Sunday night, Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll made history.

Carroll became just the third coach in the history of football to win a National Championship in college football and a Super Bowl in the NFL.

Carroll won a piece of two championship while coaching the Southern Cal Trojans from 2001-2009. He split a national title with the LSU Tigers in the 2003 season and won the BCS national title in 2004 when his Trojans dismantled the Oklahoma Sooners. He nearly won a third in 2005, but Vince Young led the Texas Longhorns to a last second victory. Southern Cal went 11-1 during the 2008 regular season, but did not make the title game while two other one-loss teams, Oklahoma and the Florida Gators, did.

Jimmy Johnson won a championship with the Miami Hurricanes in 1987 and then won two Super Bowls as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 and 1993.

Johnson was replaced in Dallas by Barry Switzer, who led the Cowboys to a championship in 1995. He also won three national titles with the Oklahoma Sooners in 1974, 1975 and 1985.

Topics: Barry Switzer, Jimmy Johnson, Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks, USC Trojans

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  • austininsk

    Wasn’t the national title stripped?

  • Paul R

    Pete Carroll brought in that Southern California swagger. I know being a former PAC 8 athlete it does make a difference.

  • 49erD

    Umm 3rd coach? So Bill Wash doesn’t count? He did coach Stanford and then 4 Super Bowls with the 49ers..

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