Vet­eran coach Austin to fo­cus on Steel­ers DBs

Centre Daily Times - - Sports -

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.

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