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Gailey candidate for Steelers job

Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey, a Steelers assistant for four seasons in the 1990s, met with the team for three hours today as the search for Bill Cowher's replacement entered its second week.

"It's a great opportunity," Gailey said. "This is such a great organization -- it has been through the years and will continue to be. I feel fortunate to be here and be part of the process."

Gailey also interviewed recently with the Miami Dolphins, the other NFL team he also worked for as the offensive coordinator. The Steelers previously met with two of their own assistants, Russ Grimm and Ken Whisenhunt, plus defensive coordinators Mike Tomlin of Minnesota and Ron Rivera of Chicago.

Gailey said of the Steelers, "They do things the right way. It was a good day."

Gailey recently completed the first season of a five-year, $5 million dollar contract extension at Georgia Tech that runs through 2010. The 55-year-old Gailey had a heart attack in early 2005, but returned to coach the last two seasons and has a 37-and-27 record.

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