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Steelers name Munchak O-line coach

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Updated: 1/23 10:37 am

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak was named the offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday.

Munchak spent the last three seasons as head coach of the Titans, posting a 22-26 mark. He was fired after a 7-9 record this past season.

The Penn State product had been with the Titans/Oilers franchise since 1982 as a player, assistant or head coach. This will be his first NFL experience outside the organization.

"I am excited that Mike will be joining our staff at the Pittsburgh Steelers," said head coach Mike Tomlin. "Mike's offensive line background speaks for itself, both as a Hall of Fame player for the Houston Oilers and as a very successful coach with the Tennessee Titans. I look forward to having him join our coaching staff as we have already started preparing for the 2014 season."

Prior to being named Tennessee's head coach in 2011, Munchak served as the offensive line coach for the Titans since 1997. During that time, four of his offensive linemen earned 10 Pro Bowl invitations. His offensive lines blocked for five different running backs to total an NFL-high 12 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Over that time period, Munchak's offensive line allowed the second fewest sacks (28.3 per season) in the NFL.

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