Mike Tomlin next Steelers head coach

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  1. TexanSam

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    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.
     
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    He's 34? Wow, he can suit up if he needs too.
     
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    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????
     
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    Pretty soon there will be a "Doogie Howser" as a head coach in the NFL...
     
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    Cowher was 34 when he took over!!(Sorry just saw this was alreadt poste):)

    I keep seeing Tomlin on ESPN and in other reports.
     
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    Congrats to Tomlin. Wishing him much success.
     
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    I wish Coach Tomlin well. Just not against the Texans though.
     
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    so damn lucky. tomlin will be GREAT.
     
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    Even if he sucks he just guaranteed himself a head coaching job for at least a decade.
     
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    exxxxactly. lol

    that job is the best job in PRO SPORTS.
     
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    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:
     
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    And the Texans kick the Steelers arse.
     

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