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Friday, November 21, 2008
Hot Topic: What will future bring for Holmgren?

By Mike Sando

Posted by's Mike Sando

Final Year
Super Bowl-winning Head Coach
2001George Seifert
1999Mike Ditka
1988Tom Landry
1977Hank Stram
1973Weeb Ewbank
Source: ESPN Stats & Information

The Seahawks' struggles this season could place Mike Holmgren on a short list of Super Bowl-winning head coaches who suffered through horrible final seasons.

Holmgren hasn't decided whether to coach again once he steps down from the Seahawks after this season. If the Seahawks fail to win at least three of their final six games and Holmgren stays retired, he would supplant Weeb Ewbank on the list of five Super Bowl-winning coaches with the worst winning percentages in their final seasons.

Part of me suspects Holmgren might enjoy retirement enough to simply walk away from the game and possibly dabble in broadcasting. Another part of me says Holmgren couldn't resist taking a Bill Parcells-type job, if offered. And then part of me wonders if he would make one last run at a head-coaching job, perhaps armed with more control over personnel.

What will the future bring for Holmgren once he steps down from his current job after the season?