The Seattle Seahawks have hired Carl Smith as the team’s new quarterbacks coach, replacing Jedd Fisch, who left to take the offensive coordinator position at the University of Miami.
Smith, 62, served as quarterbacks coach for Cleveland last year, but has some history with Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, serving as his quarterbacks coach at New England, and also with USC in 2004.
As far as the day goes, I’m hoping to catch up with Carroll at some point today. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is scheduled to talk to reporters today, along with Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet. And we should have some action on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, with combine drills happening today. We’ll also be talking to defensive linemen and linebackers in the media room.