Seahawks hire Darrell Bevell

Updated: January 21, 2011, 2:18 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

RENTON, Wash. -- Pete Carroll wasted little time filling the most prominent opening on his coaching staff, making Darrell Bevell the Seattle Seahawks' new offensive coordinator on Thursday.

Bevell, the offensive coordinator in Minnesota the past five seasons, replaces Jeremy Bates, who was fired on Tuesday after just one season in Seattle.

Bevell was offered the job Wednesday and was able to work out a two-year deal with an additional option year, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton. ...

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