Holmgren did not rule out the option of coaching again after taking a sabbatical in talking to reporters who cover the San Francisco 49ers in a conference call today. Here's an excerpt. And check out this link to read the full conversation. Holmgren told reporters that there's no restrictions on where he can work after he takes some time off.
Here's the excerpt:
"This season is business as usual. We made the decision, Kathy and I, to come back for one more year, and I'm at peace with that. Then, Jimmy (Mora) is going to be the head coach next year.
"I'm going to take some time off. And I made that promise to my family. And then I'm looking at it as a sabbatical leave. I'm going to take some time off and see how I feel. I don't know right now how I'm going to react to that. And make some decision after that.
"This season, it's business as usual and I coach like I coach and I act like I act, and I want to do well."