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Jedd Fisch: I hadn't met Pete Carroll before I landed in Seattle, either

Last week, the national media gave plenty of attention to the fact that Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch accepted the offensive coordinator job at Miami (FL) without ever meeting Al Golden in person.

Today, on the Joe Rose Radio Show, Fisch said it wasn’t the first time that situation has happened in his career. Fisch explained, “I didn’t meet Coach Carroll until I landed in Seattle, either. Sometimes you just don’t have time.”

When Pete Carroll dismissed Jeremy Bates as offensive coordinator, there was speculation that Carroll would hire Fisch as his new coordinator, but Fisch said, “No, I wasn’t close to going back. I was totally 100% committed to coming to The U and that never wavered."

Seattle eventually brought in former Minnesota Vikings coordinator Darrell Bevell for the position.

So what’s going to be the key for the Hurricanes’ offense in 2011?

“We’re going to be very multiple and use personnel groupings to our advantage. We’re going to balance out how we can get the ball into our playmaker’s hands. The quarterback has to be the best point guard…the Magic Johnson or John Stockton.”

The non-conference schedule includes Ohio State, Kansas State, Bethune-Cookman, and at South Florida.