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    Before Noll ?

    To whom did the Steelers offer the head coaching job to prior, to Chuck Noll ?

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    I believe New England also offered him a head coaching gig later, which he accepted, but then changed his mind shortly thereafter.


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    You got it right Ruthless

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    Who was the Steeler's coach before Noll? (no googling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktownsteeler View Post
    Who was the Steeler's coach before Noll? (no googling)
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    Hmmm...the Johnny "Blood" McNally era was too long ago...not late 60's. I'll take a shot in the dark and say Walt Keisling.

    (now I'm going to check on Google as soon as I submit this)...


    1.22 OLB Shane Ray 6'3" 245 lbs. Missouri
    2.56 CB/FS Eric Rowe 6'1" 205 lbs. Utah
    3.87 TE Clive Walford 6'4" 251 lbs. Miami
    4.121 DE Henry Anderson 6'6" 294 lbs. Stanford
    5.160 WR Stefon Diggs 6'0" 195 lbs. Maryland
    6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel 6'3" 255 lbs. North Dakota State
    6.212c CB Quandre Diggs 5'9" 196 lbs. Texas
    7.239 RB John Crockett 6'0" 217 lbs. North Dakota State

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    Drat! Missed it!!! Of course, I was born in 1975, so what do I know. Interesting that Kiesling was the coach on 3 separate occassions, though (39-40, 41-44, and 54-56). Bert Bell's Steelers went 0-2 in 1941, then they switched to Aldo Donelli who went 0-5 in 1941, before handing the reigns back to Kiesling again late in the 1941 season...3 coaches in 1 year! I don't think even George Steinbrenner ever did that!


    1.22 OLB Shane Ray 6'3" 245 lbs. Missouri
    2.56 CB/FS Eric Rowe 6'1" 205 lbs. Utah
    3.87 TE Clive Walford 6'4" 251 lbs. Miami
    4.121 DE Henry Anderson 6'6" 294 lbs. Stanford
    5.160 WR Stefon Diggs 6'0" 195 lbs. Maryland
    6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel 6'3" 255 lbs. North Dakota State
    6.212c CB Quandre Diggs 5'9" 196 lbs. Texas
    7.239 RB John Crockett 6'0" 217 lbs. North Dakota State

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    Bill Austin before Noll

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    Quote Originally Posted by fezziwig View Post
    Bill Austin before Noll
    Correct, Fezzig. Good job!

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    I'll take a shot in the dark and say Walt Keisling.

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