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On January 5, 2007, Cowher stepped down after 15 years at the helm of the franchise.
The Steelers hired former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin as Cowher's successor.
He was the Browns' special teams coach in 1985–86 and secondary coach in 1987–88 before following Schottenheimer to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1989 as defensive coordinator.
He was a finalist for the Cincinnati Bengals head coaching position in 1991 following the dismissal of Sam Wyche, but was passed over in favor of Dave Shula, presumably due to Bengals owner Mike Brown seeing similarities with himself and Shula in the same manner that their respective fathers (Don Shula and Paul Brown) overshadow them in many aspects; Cowher would go on to have a 22-9 career record against the Bengals, the most wins he would have against any team as a head coach.
Through the Super Bowl, Cowher's team had compiled a record of 108–1–1 in games in which they built a lead of at least 11 points.
During the following season, there was talk about Cowher leaving the Steelers, ostensibly to spend more time with his family.
Cowher was replaced by current Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
Cowher's record as a head coach is 149–90–1 (161–99–1 including playoff games).
On February 15, 2007, he signed on to The NFL Today on CBS as a studio analyst, joining Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, and Boomer Esiason.
Cowher credits being a "bubble player" during his playing career with influencing his coaching career, feeling that such players work the hardest for a roster spot (and sometimes still get cut, hence the term "bubble player"), and thus make better head coaches than those with successful playing careers.
Cowher began his coaching career in 1985 at age 28 under Marty Schottenheimer with the Cleveland Browns.
Before being hired by the Steelers in 1992, Cowher served as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs under head coach Marty Schottenheimer.