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Steelers Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians Retires

Bruce Arians, the offensive coordinator for the Steelers since 2007, has retired from football, according to a release on the team's website.

Bruce Arians has retired as the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to reports and a statement from Mike Tomlin. Arians had been the offensive coordinator since 2007.

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Here is the statement made by Mike Tomlin on the Steelers' official website.

Bruce Arians has informed me that he will retire from coaching. I appreciate his efforts over the past five years as the team’s offensive coordinator and for helping lead our offense to new heights during his time with the Steelers. I am grateful to Bruce for contributing to our success and wish him nothing but the best in his retirement.

Arians was promoted to the offensive coordinator after two years as the wide receiver coach under Bill Cowher.

For more on how this will effect the team, and all things Pittsburgh Steelers football, please head over to Behind The Steel Curtain.

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