Colts Expected To Hire Steelers LB Coach Keith Butler As Defensive Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be losing another coach on their staff as according Adam Schefter, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano plans to hire Steelers linebackers coach, Keith Butler as his new defensive coordinator. The Colts added former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians on Saturday and the three were all on the Cleveland Browns staff years ago.
Butler began coaching with the Steelers under former head coach Bill Cowher and has been coaching the linebackers for the past nine seasons. He has been considered a candidate for other defensive coordinator jobs in the past, but has been denied the opportunity to interview by the Steelers. Many thought he would be the heir apparent to Dick LeBeau.
Butler is expected to be in Indianapolis early next week to make it official after they received permission to talk to him. According to Ed Bouchette, Butler\’s current contract expires on the 15th of February. The Steelers look certain now that they will have yet another position top fill on their staff and you have to think defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky might be given the chance to replace Butler assuming he is indeed hired. Olsavsky spent seven seasons coaching linebackers for Youngstown State before being added to the Steelers coaching staff in 2010.