While the Seattle Seahawks originally wanted to interview Darrell Bevell for their quarterbacks coach job, he also will be a candidate for their now-vacant offensive coordinator position, a league source said Wednesday.
Bevell's experience as the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator, his ability to navigate a difficult situation (with high tension between head coach Brad Childress and star quarterback Brett Favre) and his work with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay all works in his favor. He also has ties to Seahawks general manager John Schneider.
Carroll said Wednesday that Bates' firing was because of a "philosophical issue" and a move into a different direction. He said the hiring of Cable as an assistant head coach in charge of the offensive line will be a return to his philosophy that "got sidetracked" during the season.
The team also announced the hiring of Todd Walsh as defensive line coach Tuesday. Walsh, who was an assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past four seasons, will replace Dan Quinn, who is heading to the University of Florida to be that program's defensive coordinator.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.