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12 Successful College Coaches Who Were Busts in the NFL

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*Pete Carroll, Jets/Patriots/Seahawks

This one has an asterisk beside it, as Carroll went from coaching in college to coaching in the pros and back again. Now he’s back in the NFL and his legacy is still in doubt. After being an assistant in college and the NFL, he coached the Jets for a season (1994), where he went 6-10 and was subsequently fired. Carroll then coached the Patriots from 1997-1999 and was also fired. In 2000, he took the coaching job at USC, where he found remarkable success, though his tenure was scarred by numerous NCAA violations. He then ducked out of USC right before the hammer came down on the program and accepted the head coaching position in Seattle. While the jury is still out on him, you have to think that with Tarvaris Jackson behind center, the team will be hard pressed to match their 7-9 record from last year.—Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Ben Margot)



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