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Flashback Friday: Steelers Crush Browns, Hand Mike Tomlin First Win As Head Coach In 2007

For 15 seasons, Mike Tomlin has held down the role of Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach, serving as just one of three head coaches in the franchise history dating back to when Hall of Famer Chuck Noll was hired in 1969.

Tomlin, a future Hall of Fame himself, took over for Bill Cowher after the 2006 season when the Steelers went 8-8 one year after winning Super Bowl XL over the Seattle Seahawks.

Throughout the coaching search following the retirement of Cowher, who was elected to the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020, then-offensive line coach Russ Grimm was considered the favorite to be the next Steelers’ head coach.