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Report: Chargers to fire Turner, GM Smith

Report: Chargers to fire Turner, GM Smith

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers will fire General Manager A.J. Smith and head Coach Norv Turner at the end of the current disappointing season, U-T San Diego said.

Haslam approved, Holmgren out in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Jimmy Haslam, approved as the new owner of the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, said team President Mike Holmgren will retire following the season.

Haden suspended, awaits appeal outcome

CLEVELAND, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren said cornerback Joe Haden is awaiting word on the outcome of his drug suspension appeal hearing.
Browns' Haden dismissed from practice

Browns' Haden dismissed from practice

BEREA, Ohio, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden was dismissed from practice Wednesday after delivering a hard hit on wide receiver Travis Benjamin.

Lerner negotiating Browns sale to Haslam

BEREA, Ohio, July 27 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner said Friday he is negotiating to sell a controlling interest in the team to Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslam.
Holmgren 'honored' by Packers Hall of Fame

Holmgren 'honored' by Packers Hall of Fame

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former Green Bay Packers Coach Mike Holmgren said it is an "honor" to be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
NFL introduces concussion monitors

NFL introduces concussion monitors

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The NFL said Tuesday independent trainers will be assigned to all games to monitor for concussion symptoms among players.

Cleveland lineman arrested

CLEVELAND, April 1 (UPI) -- Shaun Rogers of the Cleveland Browns was arrested Thursday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for allegedly trying to carry a loaded gun onto a plane.
Seattle boots Mora, courts Carroll

Seattle boots Mora, courts Carroll

SEATTLE, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks fired Coach Jim Mora Friday following a 5-11 season that ended with a four-game losing streak.
Mangini to return as Browns coach

Mangini to return as Browns coach

BEREA, Ohio, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Eric Mangini will return as Cleveland Browns coach for the 2010 season, team

Seahawks give Holmgren a Harley farewell

RENTON, Wash., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren said he was "touched" by the Harley-Davidson motorcycle his team gave him as a farewell gift.

NFL: Arizona 34, Seattle 21

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Arizona's Kurt Warner threw four touchdown passes Sunday and the NFC West champion Cardinals defeated the Seattle Seahawks 34-21.
Report: Holmgren will not coach in 2009

Report: Holmgren will not coach in 2009

SEATTLE, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren says he will not coach anywhere in 2009, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

Seattle tackle Jones has knee surgery

RENTON, Wash., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks perennial all-pro offensive tackle Walter Jones will miss the team's final three games following knee surgery.

Seahawks QB out at least one more week

RENTON, Wash., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will miss at least one more week due to a bulging disc in his back that is affecting his sore knee.
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SBP98012005 - 20 JANUARY 1998 - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA: Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Holmgren rides to practice on his motorcycle 1/20. UPI ts/Andy Kuno
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Michael George Holmgren (born June 15, 1948 in San Francisco, California) a former professional football coach and current President of the Cleveland Browns. He served as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 1998, and the Seattle Seahawks from 1999 to 2008. Prior to his career in the National Football League, Holmgren coached football at the high school and collegiate levels.

Holmgren is noted for his role in molding quarterbacks such as Joe Montana, Steve Young, Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck during his tenures in San Francisco, Green Bay and Seattle. Under Holmgren's leadership and play calling the Green Bay Packers were consistent winners; and, he has become known as one of the best coaches in the NFL, leading them to their twelfth league championship in Super Bowl XXXI. Under Holmgren the Seahawks also became a perennial playoff team, including a trip to the franchise's first Super Bowl in 2005.

Holmgren started out as a tight end before becoming a standout quarterback at San Francisco's Abraham Lincoln High School where he was named "Prep Athlete of the Year" in 1965 and graduated in 1966. He continued his playing career as a quarterback at the University of Southern California, from 1966-69. As a sophomore he was on USC's national championship team of 1967, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970. He played behind starter Steve Sogge in 1967–68, and a knee injury put him behind sophomore Jimmy Jones in 1969. Although a back-up, Holmgren was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth round (201st overall) of the 1970 NFL Draft and went to camp with both the Cardinals and the New York Jets that year.

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