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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

January 25, 2010 at 7:49 PM

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Zorn hopes to be coaching soon

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Does Jim Zorn have plans for next year?

You bet. He's got a whole lot of plans. He's just looking for a job that will allow him to put those game plans to action.

"I'm planning on coaching, absolutely," Zorn said.

Zorn was fired as Washington coach after two seasons. Before that, he served as a quarterbacks coach in Seattle and Matt Hasselbeck and Trent Dilfer have been a consistent chorus of praise for his performance in that job.

So does Zorn have anything imminent in that regard?

"There's been a few things, but as the talk happens, there's got to be some reality in the talk and nothing has really become real yet."

So with his history in Seattle first as a player and then as quarterbacks coach, would that be a possibility?

Zorn deferred on answering that, saying the Seahawks would have to be asked. He then immediately pointed out Seattle hired a great coach in Sherman Smith, now the running backs coach, who served on Zorn's staff in Washington. Smith was -- like Zorn -- a member of the inaugural Seahawks' team.

As for Zorn's two-year tenure in Washington?

"I just take a lot of pride not so much in the record," Zorn said. "I don't take pride in the record, but I do take pride in the idea that we were growing. Progressing. We had some misfortune. I think it was explainable, but all the explanations look like excuses so the bottom line is you end up feeling like you did less than you set out to do.

"But I do feel proud of all the things we did accomplish. Our staff worked hard, and we put together a pretty good program, but it was obviously going to take longer than it was willing to take."

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