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TexanSam
01-20-2007, 10:22 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/01/20/steelers.coach/index.html

This one seemed to come out of left field. I've never heard of the guy and I don't remember his name being mentioned as a possible HC for the Steelers. I guess everyone figured that when Russ Grimm interviewed for 6 hours he would get the job. Now he might not even have a job with the Steelers depending on who Tomlin decides to hire as his assistants. This was Tomlin's first year as defensive coordinator with the Vikings. They were the #1 ranked defense against the run and the 32nd ranked defense against the pass. Not exactly lofty credentials.

12Gage
01-21-2007, 12:20 AM
He's 34? Wow, he can suit up if he needs too.

Toro
01-21-2007, 01:38 AM
Oops..

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review is stating that Grimm is the pick.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/

Texan_Aggie222
01-21-2007, 01:03 PM
Yeah there is a lot of confusion in Pittsburgh today, first Tomlin is the reported coach, now Grimm. I would suspect that Grimm gets the nod because he met with them for 6 hours yesturday......you don't meet for that long without some kind of contract negotations going on.........

How about this: When the Steelers hired Bill Cowher he was a 34 year old defensive coordinator from outside the orginaztion. Mike Tomlin is a 34 year old defensive coordinator from Minnesota. Cowher led the Steelers to a 11-5 record his frist year. The Steelers definatley have the capability to get to that record next year.

Is history repeating itself????

Trap_Star
01-21-2007, 07:32 PM
Pretty soon there will be a "Doogie Howser" as a head coach in the NFL...

HoustonFrog
01-21-2007, 07:33 PM
Cowher was 34 when he took over!!(Sorry just saw this was alreadt poste):)

I keep seeing Tomlin on ESPN and in other reports.

HoustonFan
01-21-2007, 08:29 PM
Congrats to Tomlin. Wishing him much success.

gtexan02
01-21-2007, 10:07 PM
Looks like its Tomlin: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2732197

Sure he gave up a lot of passing yards, but when you only allow 50 yards on the ground per game, people have to gain yardage somehow.

kbourda
01-21-2007, 10:19 PM
I wish Coach Tomlin well. Just not against the Texans though.

kastofsna
01-22-2007, 08:33 AM
so damn lucky. tomlin will be GREAT.

TexanSam
01-22-2007, 08:51 AM
so damn lucky. tomlin will be GREAT.

Even if he sucks he just guaranteed himself a head coaching job for at least a decade.

Texas_Thrill
01-22-2007, 11:26 PM
Even if he sucks he just guaranteed himself a head coaching job for at least a decade.

exxxxactly. lol

that job is the best job in PRO SPORTS.

sk8termom
01-23-2007, 08:54 PM
so damn lucky. tomlin will be GREAT.

I sure hope you are right. I was not expecting this at all. Thought that Whisenhunt or Grimm would become the next HC of the Steelers. Though Cowher was 34, a DC, when he became HC of the Steelers in 1992 - just like Tomlin

Here's hoping that the Steelers and Texans (my #1 and #2 teams) meet in the AFC championship game in 2008! :yahoo:

TexanSam
01-23-2007, 09:47 PM
I sure hope you are right. I was not expecting this at all. Thought that Whisenhunt or Grimm would become the next HC of the Steelers. Though Cowher was 34, a DC, when he became HC of the Steelers in 1992 - just like Tomlin

Here's hoping that the Steelers and Texans (my #1 and #2 teams) meet in the AFC championship game in 2008! :yahoo:

And the Texans kick the Steelers arse.