The Pittsburgh Steelers already have a lot on their plate this offseason with filling holes on their roster. Now they have another dilemma. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians announced Friday that he is retiring.
Here is a statement given to www.steelers.com from head coach Mike Tomlin on Arians’ retirement:
“Bruce Arians has informed me that he will retire from coaching. I appreciate his efforts over the past five years as the team’s offensive coordinator and for helping lead our offense to new heights during his time with the Steelers. I am grateful to Bruce for contributing to our success and wish him nothing but the best in his retirement.”
Arians started his coaching career as a grad assistant at his alma mater Virginia Tech from 1975-78, and continued to coach in the collegiate ranks with Mississippi State and Alabama. Arians also spent a combined 11 years coaching for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, and Cleveland Browns before joining the Steelers as wide receivers coach from 2004-06, which led to him being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007.
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