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Seahawks' Holmgren will take sabbatical in 2009, not coach 49ers

Updated: October 23, 2008, 9:53 AM ET
Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. -- So much for Mike Holmgren's quiet motorcycle ride into that self-described "sabbatical" next year.

The exiting coach of the skidding Seattle Seahawks had a chance on Wednesday to slam the door on rumors he is a prime candidate to take over his hometown San Francisco 49ers in 2009.

Instead, he left it partially open.

"When I was at Lincoln High School, and for years, that was my dream job. And it never quite came to fruition," Holmgren said to members of ...

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