The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t used to this much coaching turnover in an offseason, but as they look to replace four coaches, and maybe more, they continue the interview process for positions like offensive coordinator, secondary coach, tight end coach and offensive line coach.
With the team not renewing Shaun Sarrett’s contract, they interviewed Detroit Lions’ offensive line coach Hank Fraley to see if he would like to come over to Pittsburgh in a lateral move.
Steelers fans hadn’t heard much on this front, but it is now being reported Fraley has decided to stay in Detroit with the new regime which is taking over in the motor city.
Some good news for Lions fans still coming to grips with the news Matthew Stafford likely will be playing elsewhere in 2021:— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 24, 2021
Respected OL coach Hank Fraley will be back with the team, and Dave Fipp could be joining him as ST coach now that the Eagles are letting him interview.
With Fraley staying in Detroit, it means the Steelers have yet to fill any of their four vacancies on their coaching staff.
It was reported earlier this month the Steelers wanted to hire an offensive line coach before hiring an offensive coordinator, and it doesn’t look like either decision is close to being decided anytime soon.
It should be noted the Steelers could have interviewed other candidates, but they simply weren’t made public. Either way, you have to expect the Steelers to start making decisions on these job openings.
Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for what could be a tumultuous offseason, NFL Free Agency and of course the 2021 NFL Draft.