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TJ Watt celebrates: Pittsburgh Steelers already have their new defensive coordinator

The generational change came strong to Pittsburgh Steelerswho had several franchise banners making their retirement official this offseason. From the starting quarterback, Ben Roethlisbergerto the general management, with Kelvin Colbert, The Steel City was also supposed to replace the coordinator of a talented defense, Keith Butler.

While they are still deciding what to do at QB and GM, the Steelers already have their man to guide one of the best defenses in the game. National Football League (NFL): Pittsburgh made official the hiring of Teryl Austin as its new defensive coordinator.

Austin, 56, had two stints as the Steelers’ secondary coach and defensive assistantAnd it won’t be the first time he’s going to be in total control of the defense, a job he’s sure to share with a defensive mind like his head coach, Mike Tomlin.



Who is the new defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Teryl Austin with the Bengals. (Getty Images)

Austin came to Pittsburgh in 2019 with a well-rounded NFL background., since he was in the Super Bowl instance in three different instances, winning one with the Baltimore Ravens. Additionally, the Sharon, PA native has been the defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions (2014-2017) and the Cincinnati Bengals (2018).

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