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Dick LeBeau resigns as Steelers defensive coordinator

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The longtime Steelers coordinator has parted ways with the organization.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers defense is in a period of transition. After 11 seasons as the Steelers defensive coordinator, Dick LeBeau and the Steelers announced that they will be mutually parting ways.

The Steelers finished 18th in yards allowed and and points allowed in 2014 and they allowed the Ravens to score 31 points last Saturday in the Steelers' playoff loss to the Ravens.

The Steelers have not yet named a successor for LeBeau and this is part of the uncertain future on the Steelers defense as James Harrison, Ike Taylor, Brett Keisel, Troy Polamalu and Jason Worilds are entering either free agency or the twilight or their careers. Needless to say, there will be some different faces on the sideline and on the field come rivalry night.

LeBeau was in the National Football League for 56 consecutive seasons, 14 as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions, 42 as a coach.