The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with former Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Sean Kugler, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL network.
The deal is a three year deal and Kugler will replace the departed Larry Zierlein.
Kugler recently finished his 3rd year with the Bills and has 8 years of NFL coaching experience. He was just promoted to offensive line coach in January 2008 after spending time in the college ranks and five years with the Detroit Lions in the early part of the decade, working for Matt Millen.
The signing of Kugler is not drawing high praise around the league.
Promoted to offensive line coach in January 2008 and previously served as the assistant offensive line coach with the Bills, working primarily with the tackles… Bills tackle Jason Peters earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2007 and became the first Bills tackle named to the Pro Bowl since Howard Ballard in 1992…..
Spent the 2006 football season as the assistant head coach/offensive line coach for Boise State…Broncos were the only undefeated Division I-A NCAA team, finishing the season with a 13-0 record and a dramatic 43-42 victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The Broncos had the sixth-ranked rushing attack in the country as the Broncos averaged 222.8 yards per game. The team finished 5th in the Associated Press poll.
Spent 2001-2005 on the Detroit Lions coaching staff working with both the offensive line and tight ends. The Lions were among the worst teams in the NFL during that span.