Coaching Carnage in Pittsburgh: Who’s Gone and Who’s Next?

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The angry mobs at Heinz Field called for change in the wake of the defending Super Bowl champs not making the playoffs this season, and the Steelers have obliged the demand for coaching carnage.
The Pittsburgh Steelers fired their second assistant coach of the week today, relieving Bob Ligashesky of his duties as the team’s special teams coordinator. This came the day after Coach Tomlin handed a pink slip to offensive line coach Larry Zierlein.
Special teams were a serious problem for the Steelers this season giving up return touchdowns in four out of five games at one point this season. The results were a far cry from the performance of Ligashesky’s group last season.  Ligashesky, who just finished his third season as the special teams coordinator in Pittsburgh coached the top coverage unit in the NFL in 2008.
The former Pitt Panthers special teams coach and Sto-Rox native spent two seasons as the special teams coordinator for the St. Louis Rams before coming to th...

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