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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Holmgren setting table for future GM role

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, fielding questions from reporters at his news conference Wednesday, reinforced previous comments about wanting another chance to prove he can succeed as a general manager.

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And even though teams have been taking away GM duties from head coaches, Holmgren would welcome another opportunity to prove otherwise.

Holmgren: "Jimmy Johnson did it and did it very, very well. It is important that the people around you in helping you do this and feeding you information, it's important they are good people who do their jobs well and you have somebody to make that decision for you."

Holmgren has said he's 99 percent sure he'll want to return to the NFL in some capacity for the 2010 season. You can bet he'll want personnel powers included as part of any head coaching job he might consider in the future. I think he'll be able to get that type of title, too. But the second sentence from that quote above will be important to making that type of arrangement work.

A few other highlights from Holmgren's news conference: