Pete Carroll gave awesome explanation for mysterious scratch on his face
FEB 03, 2014 12:37a ET
If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday night, you probably noticed a big scratch on Pete Carroll's face.
It was, after all, pretty hard to miss.
Many people on Twitter wondered what happened.
So seriously, everyone being smarmy on Twitter but really, what happened to Pete Carroll's face? Fresh bruising. What did I miss?— Tim Wood (@TimWoodPulse) February 3, 2014
What happened to Pete Carroll's face though? Big scratch— Brian Davis (@Coach_DavisB) February 3, 2014
After the game, our own Peter Schrager asked Carroll about it on FOX Sports Live, and the answer was pretty much what you'd expect from Carroll.
"I did get hit returning a kickoff in practice this week," Carroll said with a chuckle. "I jumped in to give Percy (Harvin) a break, trying to do the right thing, and Derrick Coleman grabs me and (Chris) Maragos comes in and gives me a shot in the head.
"We covered kicks like wild men tonight so it was OK. If I contributed to that in any way I'll take the hit."
Not many head coaches in the NFL would jump in and return a kick during any practice, let alone during a practice before the Super Bowl. But that's Carroll for you. Oh yeah, he's also 62 years old.
Harvin, by the way, had a pretty good night returning kicks as he took the opening kickoff in the second half 87 yards for a TD.
You can watch Carroll's entire post-game interview right here: