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Chuck Noll dies at 82; coached Pittsburgh Steelers to four NFL titles
Chuck Noll dies at 82; coached Pittsburgh Steelers to four NFL titles

The Pittsburgh Steelers, among the most successful franchises in professional sports, were nothing of the sort before Chuck Noll became their coach. In their 40 years of existence before Noll was hired in 1969, the Steelers had never won a postseason game and were 105 games under .500. With Noll at the helm, Pittsburgh won an unprecedented four Super Bowls in six seasons — after the 1974, '75, '78 and '79 seasons — established the "Steel Curtain" defense, and saw a wave of star players rise to embody that blue-collar city in future Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann, Franco Harris, Jack Lambert and Mean Joe Greene. Noll retired from coaching in 1991 and two years later was...

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