Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/11/14
Pete Carroll is used to the glare. It was part of the deal coaching at USC. When his Seattle Seahawks begin training camp this week, they'll feel the glare of a spotlight that's never shined through the clouds this bright in the Pacific Northwest. They aren't just plucky upstarts with little regard on a national scale. These Seahawks begin camp knowing they are a popular choice not just to win the NFC West, but to reach the Super Bowl. Carroll basked in the glow of such expectations when he was at USC and the Trojans were the dominant power in college football. But this is Seattle, where expectations are usually met with disappointment. And with a team that relies so much on youth, the Seahawks will have to watch from becoming overwhelmed by the attention ''I make my own expectations so I don't really worry about what the media says or what other people say to be honest with you,'' quarterback Russell Wilson said. ''My only expectation is ...
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