Coach to retire after pension change

Updated: May 6, 2009, 2:43 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The only assistant coaching tandem that Peyton Manning has ever known in the NFL is on the verge of a break-up because of a recent change in the league's pension program for non-playing personnel.

Offensive line coach Howard Mudd has informed the Colts he is planning to retire immediately because of the pension-plan changes, according to team and league sources.

"It's a dilemma we're trying to work through," said Bill Polian, the team's president and general manager. ...

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