Some accountability from Pete Carroll

The Big Question this week asked what Pete Carroll's initial comments regarding NCAA sanctions against USC might tell us about the Seattle Seahawks' first-year head coach.

Seemed to me Carroll wasn't taking responsibility and he could have done so without admitting guilt. His comments Tuesday addressed that perception.

Carroll told reporters following Seahawks practice that he was ultimately "responsible" for what happened on his watch even though his strongly disagreed with the NCAA's position. That seems like progress if you also thought Carroll came up short in the accountability department last week.

Update: Here's part of what Carroll told reporters after practice, based on a transcript provided by the team:

Let me say this very clearly, and I said it before so that you know. The head coach is responsible. I’m not ever trying to say anything but that. The head coach is responsible for what goes on. We just weren’t aware of this situation and we couldn’t do anything about it because we didn’t know. Unfortunately, it’s a difficult situation that the NCAA decided on early and figured out how they were going to go on it and they stayed with that -- stayed the course. So it’s unfortunate.