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Steelers hire Tomlin; LeBeau to stay D-coordinator

Updated: January 23, 2007, 2:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH-- Mike Tomlin, the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator, was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers -- the first black head coach in the team's 74-year history.

Tomlin accepted the job Sunday night and the hiring was announced Monday, with Tomlin expected to make about $2.5 million a year under a four-year contract. He is the Steelers' third coach in 38 years, following Chuck Noll (23 seasons) and Bill Cowher (15 seasons).

Tomlin, an NFL coordinator for only ...

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