Pete Carroll: ‘I’ll miss competing with Jim Harbaugh’

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Pete Carroll is going to miss competing against Jim Harbaugh.

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Over the past five years, the best rivalry in the NFL really has been the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. Not only do both teams feature studs on both sides of the football and top-5 defenses, they also boast two of the league’s best coaches.

Well, one of those coaches has gone to the collegiate level in hopes of reviving a Michigan program that went through a debacle with Brady Hoke. As Jim Harbaugh looks to rebuild that program, Pete Carroll is going to miss competing against him.

According to an interview with Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports, Carroll apologized because he wasn’t going to be coaching against Harbaugh this season. He also went on saying that he was going to miss Harbaugh and he was going to miss all of the games the two had coached against each other over the years.

Remember, before their NFL coaching careers, Carroll was the head coach for the USC Trojans, while Harbaugh was the head coach of the Stanford Cardinal.

"“I’m going to miss him. I saw Jim as an extraordinary competitor and I loved what he brought out in us. We’ve had a lot of games over the years and I appreciate that,” Carroll said."

Considering the amount of success Harbaugh has had on both the college and the professional level, it really is only a matter of time until he brings that Michigan program to the top of college football. Carroll talked about how Harbaugh is going to do special things with the Michigan program.

"“It won’t take them long to be able to be fighting for something. Jim just knows how to get that done,” Carroll said."

Sure football fans won’t have the Harbaugh-Carroll battle everyone loves. However, the 49ers still have a solid roster and there is still so much hate between the birds from Seattle and the Niners from San Francisco. Now that we don’t have any more Harbaugh-Carroll battles, it’s now time to look forward to the future and get ready for some Tomsula-Carroll battles, as Jim Tomsula will be entering his first year as head coach for the 49ers.

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