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Who Will Be Pittsburgh's New Coach?

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Pittsburgh Steelers fans had quite the weekend as reports began to surface of who the team's new head coach was.  First, published an article that said Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin would be named the new head coach.  That story was also confirmed by ESPN. However, early Sunday provided even more speculation as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review stated that Russ Grimm was offered and accepted a deal to become the Steelers' new head coach.

Following the two contradictory reports, the Steelers released a statement saying this:

"At this point and time, the Steelers have not concluded a contract agreement with a new head coach, nor do we expect to do so today [Sunday]," Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said in the statement. "There will be no other announcements from this office today."

That statement may also end up being false as Jay Glazer reports that Tomlin has actually become the new Pittsburgh coach.
The Steelers have finally informed Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin that they have in fact chosen him as their next head coach, has learned.

The two sides have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal that is believed to be comparable to the four-year, $10 million deal Cam Cameron reached with the Miami Dolphins.

The Steelers are expected to officially announce Tomlin as their coach Monday.

If Tomlin does indeed become the Steelers coach, then the original report was correct.

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