Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau isn’t going anywhere.
Although there were reports during the regular season and postseason that LeBeau could retire or even leave the Steelers to coach in Arizona, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that LeBeau will soon sign a one-year contract to return as defensive coordinator for the 2011 season.
“I’m not coaching anywhere but here,” LeBeau said.
The 72-year-old LeBeau has worked on a series of one-year contracts every year since 2004, and that will continue to be the case for at least one more year. And although any time you’re talking about a 72-year-old there’s a chance that retirement is around the corner, all indications are that LeBeau and the Steelers are happy to keep working together beyond 2011.