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February 3, 2010

Colts' Mudd looking to go out a winner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Howard Mudd knows that he only has a few days left in a storied National Football League coaching career.

Mudd announced his retirement during training camp and he really means it this time. The former NFL offensive guard — widely considered as one of the best offensive line coaches in the league — retired briefly last summer over concerns about the NFL’s new pension plan.

He came back to the Indianapolis Colts, as did longtime offensive coordinator Tom Moore. They were given new titles — senior offensive line coach and senior offensive coordinator. But their roles with the team remained the same.

Moore has said that he will stay as long as the Colts want him around. That’s a given. Mudd, though, is ready to move on and spend some quality time with his wife and family.

To be able to end his coaching career in the Super Bowl is a thrill. To be able to go out with a second Super Bowl ring would be so much sweeter.

“Just the Super Bowl in itself is such a magnificent thing. I wasn’t a participant (as a player). I sat in the stands and watched the first Super Bowl. It was unbelievable. I had gone to the Pro Bowl, so they had all the Pro Bowl players all sitting at the 50-yard line in the first one,” he recalled Tuesday.

“I looked down there and went, “..., look at all these people I am sitting with.” The magnitude of that part was there and then the Super Bowl. The buildup of the first one and now everyone is such a magnificent thing. Then to have that be your last game is pretty cool.”

So is spending his final season as an NFL assistant working under Jim Caldwell. The two were friends before Caldwell was promoted to head coach. Now that relationship is even stronger.

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  • Colts' Mudd looking to go out a winner Howard Mudd knows that he only has a few days left in a storied National Football League coaching career.

    Mudd announced his retirement during training camp and he really means it this time. The former NFL offensive guard — widely considered as one of the best offensive line coaches in the league — retired briefly last summer over concerns about the NFL’s new pension plan.

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