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President Dan Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers...

President Dan Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers denied reports that Coach Chuck Noll threatened to resign over proposed changes in the team’s coaching staff.

“That isn’t true,” Rooney told the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. “He didn’t tell me he was going to quit; he didn’t resign. All that stuff is speculation.”

The Pittsburgh newspaper said Rooney last week told Noll to fire an undetermined number of assistant coaches after the Steelers’ 5-11 season, their worst in 19 years.


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