The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently looking for a new wide receivers coach after it was announced on Friday that Scottie Montgomery was leaving to become the new offensive coordinator at Duke University, his alma mater.
Although we don\’t know who head coach Mike Tomlin will be interviewing for the open position on his staff, you would have to think that former Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike Miller would at least get an interview.
Miller, who was born in Pittsburgh, is a Plum High School graduate and got his start in coaching in 1997 as a graduate assistant at Robert Morris University. From 1999-2003 Miller was on the staff of the Steelers as an offensive quality control coach. He then spent two years with the Buffalo Bills as their tight ends coach and one year back at Robert Morris as their defensive line coach before being hired by the Cardinals in 2007 to be their wide receivers coach under then-offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who of course is now the Steelers offensive coordinator.
Miller was promoted to passing coordinator by the Cardinals in 2009 after Haley left to become the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He was promoted to offensive coordinator by head coach Ken Whisenhunt in 2011 and held that possition until being fired this offseason.
Under Miller’s tutelage, Cardinals wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Breaston and Anquan Boldin all went over 1,000 yards in 2008, marking just the fifth time in NFL history a team had accomplished the feat.