The Pittsburgh Steelers will have yet another new assistant coach on their staff in 2013 as it was reported Friday morning by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery is taking the offensive coordinator at Duke University, his Alma mater.
Montgomery, who coached the wide receivers at Duke from 2006-09, had been on the Steelers staff for the last three seasons. He also is a former NFL wide receiver himself as he played with the Denver Broncos from 2000-02 after originally signing with the Carolina Panthers as a rookie free agent in 2000.
Tomlin has been forced to hire two coaches so far this offseason after offensive line coach Sean Kugler left to become the head coach at his Alma mater UTEP and special teams coach Amos Jones left to become the new special teams coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Jack Bicknell Jr. has since been named the new offensive line coach and Danny Smith has been named the new special teams coach.
In addition to having to look for a new wide receivers coach, it is believed that the Steelers will also be hiring a special teams assistant coach in addition.