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Shaun Sarrett is more than ready to take over as the Steelers Offensive Line coach

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Working under Mike Munchak, Shaun Sarrett is more than ready to take over the offensive line room.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base was rocked a few weeks ago when there was the potential for offensive line coach Mike Munchak to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos. Fans had worried about this the year prior when the Arizona Cardinals tried to poach the Hall of Fame coach away from the Steelers. Needless to say, when Munchak chose to return to Pittsburgh there was a lot of rejoicing.

Hoping the talented position coach would be fine just remaining the offensive line coach in the Steel City, when the Broncos wanted to interview him for the head coaching position it seemed as if the demand for him to return to the head coaching ranks would remain high for teams in search of a new coach.

The Broncos didn’t choose Munchak for their new coach, but the gut punch was delivered to Steelers fans when Munchak elected to take a lateral position with the Broncos.

With Munchak out of the mix, who would step up and take over? Fans recalled memories of the Swiss cheese offensive lines prior to Munchak taking over, but the Steelers wasted little time promoting long-time assistant Shaun Sarrett to take over for Munchak.

Who is this Sarrett? What does he bring to the table?

In a sit-down interview with Steelers.com reporter Missi Mathews, Sarrett shared how he learned from Munchak, is more than ready to take over the position room and details how he is prepared and excited for the new opportunity presented to him by head coach Mike Tomlin.

Check out the interview below, and hope the newly promoted Sarrett can not just pick up where Munchak left off, but also help to continue the molding Munchak did with lesser talent, turning them into starters for the black-and-gold.