Steelers name Bradley, Dunbar defensive assistant coaches


"Having the relationship with Mike and some of the coaches on the staff", Dunbar added in the statement.

Former Penn State assistant coach Tom Bradley is headed to the Steelers as Pittsburgh's secondary coach. That makes another on-field coach that Nick Saban will need to replace in a very short amount of time.

Bradley, a native of Johnstown, was named the Pittsburgh Steelers' new defensive backs coach late Thursday afternoon. His most recent National Football League stay was with the Buffalo Bills in 2015 before spending the past two seasons on the college level with Alabama. No doubt coaching turnover had a major impact on that. Mitchell, who has been with the Steelers for 24 seasons, will continue to serve as assistant head coach while also working with Dunbar.

Current co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi, who is expected to be promoted to defensive coordinator and play-caller, has experience coaching defensive line in the past. Dunbar has also previously been a defensive line coach for the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. A lot of things he did, I do.

Bradley replaces Carnell Lake, who announced Wednesday he was leaving the Steelers' staff. "I am excited to be a part of such a rich tradition here".

Bradley got his start at Penn State, playing as a defensive back from 1975 to 1978 before becoming a graduate assistant in 1979. He then moved on to UCLA, where he was the defensive coordinator for three seasons.



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