Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 2/9/13

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Hines Ward #86 and James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stand on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receivers’ coach Scottie Montgomery has announced he’ll be leaving for his Alma mater Duke University. Montgomery will become the offensive coordinator there under head coach David Cutcliffe who was Montgomery’s boss when the former Steelers’ WR coach held the same capacity at Duke for three seasons. Montgomery now becomes the third assistant to part ways with the Steelers since the disappointing 2012 season ended. Offensive line coach Sean Kugler left to become the head coach at UTEP while Special Teams’ assistant Amos Jones left to be the special teams’ coach in Arizona. Sadly, I was not surprised to see the clamoring for Hines Ward to be named to fill Montgomery’s position. For whatever reason, when a former player is available to coach his former position it almost seems a forgone conclusion that he ‘must be the guy for the job.’ I know, I know… If Carnell Lake came back to coach the DBs and he was a DB then it only makes sense for Ward to come back rig...
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