Dungy Says He Intends to Coach Colts Next Season

MIAMI--Tony Dungy apparently went through his annual evaluation about whether he wants to coach another season rapidly this time around and said today he intends to return to the Indianapolis Colts.

"I do look forward to helping these guys defend the title," Dungy said at a morning news conference at which he and Colts quarterback Peyton Manning posed with the Super Bowl trophy and Manning officially was presented with his most valuable player award from the game.

Dungy's deliberations took longer following last season, when he needed a few days following the Colts' disappointing elimination from the playoffs and the death of his teenage son to be certain that he indeed wanted to keep coaching. This time, Dungy said he has no doubts that his passion and enthusiasm for the sport and the demands of his job remain fully intact.

"It's difficult to repeat in this league," he said. "It's so competitive that any little slippage is not going to allow you to get back on top.... It's a challenge I look forward to."

By Mark Maske |  February 5, 2007; 11:38 PM ET  | Category:  Colts
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