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Dick LeBeau To Return To Steelers In 2011

After a bit of discussion about the possibility of Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau either retiring or signing on as the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, the Post-Gazette reports that LeBeau will be back in 2011.

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"I'm not coaching anywhere but here," LeBeau said Tuesday after returning from four days off before getting ready for the NFL combine that begins Feb. 23 in Indianapolis.

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The Steelers want LeBeau, 72, back as their defensive coordinator and he intends to sign a new one-year deal to return as the leader of a defense that ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 against the run in 2010.

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LeBeau, not the Steelers, wants the one-year deal - he's in his 70s, and at that point in my career, I'm not sure I'll want to sign a multi-year deal either. (My future bosses at SB Nation Gleep-Glop Interplanetary Sports Telekinesis 6.0 can offer all the money-glorp they want, but I'll be playing with my alien grandchildren and watching the waves lap along the buildings on the beautiful Allentown coast, or whatever.)

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Anyway, this comes as no real surprise. The Steelers have also asked offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to come back, a decision that will anger some Steelers fans.

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