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Old 01-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #20
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Default Re: Steelers Hire Mike Munchak as Offensive Line Coach

Steelers to hire Mike Munchak

Mike Munchak will join the Pittsburgh Steelers as their new offensive line coach, league sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday night.

The Hall of Fame offensive lineman was fired as coach of the Tennessee Titans earlier this month, after compiling a three-season mark of 22-26 and not taking the team to the playoffs. Before leading the Titans, he was their offensive line coach for 14 years.

Munchak and the Steelers met last Friday about the position, which was left open when coach Mike Tomlin fired Jack Bicknell Jr. after just one season.

Munchak's name has been mentioned with several head-coaching vacancies since the regular season ended, including the still-open Cleveland Browns position and the since-filled spots with the Detroit Lions and Penn State Nittany Lions.

He will be the fourth offensive line coach the Steelers have had since Tomlin took over in 2007.

Despite coming on strong late in the year, Pittsburgh fielded one of the worst rushing attacks in the NFL, finishing tied for 27th with 86.4 yards per game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 42 times, seventh most in the NFL.

News of Munchak's hiring was first reported by the Houston Chronicle.

Suck it, ESPN!

Still no statement from the Steelers as far as I know.
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