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Friday Insider: Steelers’ linemen ‘excited’ by Sarrett promotion


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Alejandro Villanueva at Pro Bowl practice this week in Kissimmee, Fla. - AP

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- When Mike Munchak accepted the Broncos' offer to take the same position he held with the Steelers, Art Rooney II and Mike Tomlin wasted little time in naming his replacement.

No sooner had news broken that Munchak was leaving than the Steelers announced that his longtime assistant, Shaun Sarrett, was being promoted as his replacement.

The Steelers had already had plenty of time to think about the possibility of Munchak, who had been their offensive line coach since 2014, leaving. He'd already been one of two finalists for the head coaching position with the Broncos, a job that went to Vic Fangio. So Tomlin had already made up his mind that if Munchak left, it was Sarrett's time.

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