Oct 18, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (left) shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh after the game at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll Compliments San Francisco 49ers: 'They're a Great Program'

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks do not like each other, and that has become apparent in recent days.

Jim Harbaugh went on a ramble when asked about the Seahawks’ PED issues earlier last week, saying, “If you cheat to win then you’ve already lost,” among a few other noteworthy quotes.

Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner responded two days later by saying that he would like to essentially wring Harbaugh’s neck.

“He’s a coach, he’s never going to be out there lined up against me,” he said. “I wish he would. I’d put my hands around his neck.”

One person who hasn’t spoken yet is Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, but he shared his feelings on the 49ers and Harbaugh on Saturday.

“They’re a great program,” Carroll told the Sporting News. “They’ve done a marvelous job since Jim took over and they’ve done it all on the field. We respect that our division has really changed. We’ve changed along with it, and every single game we play is the biggest rival that we would ever know. … They’ve done some really cool things and play exciting football, and we love matching up with the division.”

We all know the history between Carroll and Harbaugh, which is feisty, to say the least. Before coaching division rivals, the pair were drawing up plays in college football for the USC Trojans and Stanford Cardinal, respectively, and who doesn’t remember the “what’s your deal” incident?

But at the end of the day, they should respect each for what they’ve accomplished thus far.

I believe I speak for every NFL fan out there when I say that I genuinely look forward to watching the 49ers play the Seahawks next season.

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