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Carl Smith and Pete Carroll are reunited (again) in Seattle

February 25, 2011 |  1:25 pm

For the fourth time in his career, Carl Smith has accepted a position on a coaching staff headed by Pete Carroll.

Smith has been hired as quarterbacks coach of the Seattle Seahawks, the team confirmed Friday. He first worked under Carroll for three seasons with the New England Patriots in the late 1990s, one as quarterbacks coach and two as tight ends coach.

He later served as quarterbacks coach USC in 2004, guiding Matt Leinart to the Heisman Trophy and helping Carroll's Trojans on their undefeated run to the BCS championship.

After leaving USC the following year to return to the NFL, Smith was hired by USC and Carroll again in 2009 to coach the quarterbacks and call plays. Before even arriving on campus, however, Smith decided instead to become quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns.

He will replace Jedd Fisch, who left to become offensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes.

-- Chuck Schilken