78
      Thursday
      80 / 53
      Friday
      74 / 53
      Saturday
      77 / 60

      Away from coaching, Holmgren in Seattle's corner

      SEATTLE (AP) Mike Holmgren is now one of the intruders.

      After so many seasons of trying to insulate his teams from the noise on the outside and shield players from nosey media, he now finds himself on the other side. He may be a coach with Hall of Fame credentials, but he's simply a fan, observer and part-time member of the media when it comes to Sunday's NFC championship game between Seattle and San Francisco, two franchises he knows quite well.

      And while his ties to the Bay Area are strong, from growing up in San Francisco and working as a high school coach in the area to serving as an assistant for the 49ers, Holmgren said he's firmly in the corner of the Seahawks going into Sunday's NFC title game.

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      AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

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