Cardinals Hire Former Steelers Offensive Line Coach Larry Zierlein

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein is back in the NFL now as his son Lance Zierlein reported Monday evening on Twitter that his father will be named the assistant line coach for the Arizona Cardinals.

Zierlein coached the Steelers offensive line for three seasons after Russ Grimm moved on to join the Cardinals when Mike Tomlin was hired as the Steelers successor to Bill Cowher.

Zierlien was hired Monday by Bruce Arians and will work with new offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, who followed Arians over from the Indianapolis Colts. Both Arians and Goodwin of course were on the staff of the Steelers back when Zierlein was and Goodwin was the assistant to Zierlein.

Zierlein coached three seasons with the Steelers before being fired in January of 2010. He was replaced with former Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Sean Kugler, who just left the Steelers this offseason to become the head coach for the University of Texas, El Paso.

The Steelers are expected to name their new offensive line coach sometime this week and it could wind up being former San Diego Chargers offensive line coach Hal Hunter Jr.

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