Prisuta: Steelers, Fuhrman part ways

| Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007

Steelers conditioning coordinator Chet Fuhrman was informed Tuesday afternoon that the team was "going in a different direction" with the position and that his 15-year association with the Steelers had ended.

Fuhrman had been the Steelers' conditioning coordinator since 1992, the first of Bill Cowher's 15 seasons as the Steelers' head coach.

"I appreciate the opportunity given to me by Mr. (Dan) Rooney and Art Rooney (II)," Fuhrman said. "The thing I'll miss the most is the association with the players. There have been so many great ones over the last 15 years, I couldn't name them all. I really appreciate the effort they put into it for me."

Fuhrman received the 2005 NFL Strength Coach of the Year Award, as voted by his peers.

Fuhrman, 55, spent 10 years as the strength and conditioning coach at Penn State prior to joining the Steelers.

The Steelers had no official word on Fuhrman's replacement as of last night.

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