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Steelers Allow Coaches Olsavsky & Goodwin To Talk To Other Teams About Openings


The Pittsburgh Steelers have given permission to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to interview defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky according to Steelers Digest. In addition to Olsavsky, the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears have been given permission to interview offensive assistant Harold Goodwin as well.

Olsavsky joined the Steelers staff in January of 2010 to serve as the defensive assistant and replaced Lou Spanos. He was originally drafted by the Steelers in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL draft after playing his college ball at the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining the Steelers staff, Olsavsky coached linebackers for Youngstown State for seven seasons. When it looked like current linebackers coach Keith Butler would leave for Indianapolis just a few days ago, Olsavsky was an obvious choice to take over that job. Butler announced Monday though that he had decided to stay on the Steelers instead.

Goodwin just finished his fifth season with the Steelers as the team’s offensive assistant and prior to that he spent three seasons (2004-06) as the assistant offensive line coach with the Bears. Goodwin was also the Central Michigan offensive line coach from 2000-03. He played for the University of Michigan from 1992–1995 on the offensive line.

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