Holmgren, Shanahan back on top

The luster had started to wear off of Mike Holmgren and Mike Shanahan, who once were regarded as coaching royalty. But, now both are back on top of their profession.

Updated: January 13, 2006, 10:11 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Bill Walsh is 74 years old, but he seems to have accelerated since leaving the San Francisco 49ers with three Super Bowl rings.

He's currently the acting athletic director at Stanford University, where he coached the football team in two tours of duty, before and after his 10 seasons as the 49ers' head coach from 1979 to '88. On Tuesday, his schedule was jammed with appointments, but he managed to find time to talk about two of the 49ers' most illustrious coaching graduates, stellar students ...

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