Goodbye and perhaps hello to Holmgren

There's been talk of Mike Holmgren entertaining possible offers to coach the Cowboys - or even the Eagles.
There's been talk of Mike Holmgren entertaining possible offers to coach the Cowboys - or even the Eagles. (AP)
Posted: November 27, 2012

Mike Holmgren's run as Browns president is over, ending prematurely and before he planned.

For weeks, he has hung around Cleveland's offices doing what he could to help new owner Jimmy Haslam. He talked with players, coaches, and consulted with his replacement, CEO Joe Banner, the former president of the Eagles now in charge of running the Browns.

Less than three years after signing a five-year contract with former owner Randy Lerner to fix Cleveland's franchise, Holmgren's final day with the Browns will be Friday, and after that he and his wife, Kathy, will return to their home in Arizona, where the 64-year-old will contemplate his future.

This was not the exit he envisioned.

After reports surfaced that he would be interested in coaching in Dallas if Jason Garrett was fired, Holmgren said he did not know where those rumors started. However, they gained more traction when he recently met owner Jerry Jones on the field before the Cowboys hosted the Browns.

Now there is talk he could be a candidate to replace Andy Reid with the Eagles.

Holmgren, who last coached for Seattle in 2008, insists he isn't close to making a decision on a return to coaching.

"As of right now, I really haven't given it much thought other than the fact there are no plans right now," he said.

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