Veteran coach Austin to focus on Steelers DBs
The Pittsburgh Steelers hired Teryl Austin as a senior defensive assistant coach with a focus on the secondary.
Austin, 53, has coached in the NFL for the better part of two decades, including stops in Detroit and Cincinnati as defensive coordinator.
Pittsburgh finished a respectable 10th against the pass in 2018 but struggled to generate takeaways. The Steelers finished with just eight interceptions, the fewest in the AFC.
Austin grew up in western Pennsylvania and played four seasons at defensive back for the University of Pittsburgh during the 1980s.