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Old 02-15-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: LeBeau to sign deal to stay as Steelers' defensive coordinator

Long-time defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will remain in Pittsburgh and sign a one-year deal, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

LeBeau's contract expired after the season and there were rumors the Hall of Famer leaving the Steelers, possibly to Arizona. Instead, his assistant, Ray Horton, took the Cardinals' defensive coordinator job.

LeBeau, 72, put any rumors of being done with the Steelers to rest Tuesday, telling the paper, "I'm not coaching anywhere but here."

The Steelers finished the 2010 season second in the league in total defense and first against the run, boasting one of the best run defenses in league history.

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This does not come as a huge surprise, although LeBeau reportedly took the weekend to decide whether or not he wanted to return. He is one of the greatest defensive minds in the game, and linebackers coach Keith Butler still appears to be LeBeau's successor.
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