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Neal Coolong

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Neal Coolong is the managing editor of Behind The Steel Curtain on SB Nation. He began writing for the site in 2008, taking over the reins of BTSC in 2012 from site founder Michael Bean.

A former resident of Pittsburgh, Coolong ended up in the Minneapolis area, attending high school there before attending college at North Dakota State University. While there, he served as the sports editor and eventually the editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper. He also interned and worked at The Forum in Fargo, N.D.

After college, he worked for two years at different daily papers in Iowa before leaving the grind of the industry. Along with daily newspaper credits, he has published work for AOL, Steel City Insider, Pittsburgh Magazine and Sports Illustrated's FanNation.

Coolong appears on ESPN Radio FM 92.3 in Selinsgrove, Pa., each Monday during the regular season. He also makes frequent appearances on Trib Live Radio with Dan Dudley.

Recent Activity
Yeah, wow
Commented on Dri Archer a lighter Jamaal Charles on Jul 29 2014, 7:45a - 2 replies
What works for Peyton Manning may not work for everyone, including and especially Ben Roethlisberger
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 7:31a
Steelers Ryan Shazier living up to the hype so far
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 6:47a
Steelers WR Markus Wheaton 'doesn't want to be another name that passes through the program'
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 6:13a
Dri Archer a lighter Jamaal Charles
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 8:47p
Emmanuel Sanders: 'First time I've had a QB who stays after practice every day'
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 7:17p
Jordan Zumwalt has leg wrapped in ice, but played outside with Jarvis Jones inside Monday
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 6:54p
Steelers training camp: It's time to strap on the pads
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 7:49a
Shamarko Thomas off nickel duties, onto true calling
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 7:12a
Justin Brown executing plan to perfection
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 6:52a
Martavis Bryant on sideline during Sunday practice
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 9:07p
Steelers Todd Haley: 'This is the most excited I've been about any offense I've had'
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 10:00a
Better question...
Commented on Steelers training camp: Glimpse of Dri Archer's speed, skill seen on first day at Latrobe on Jul 27 2014, 9:54a - 4 replies
Le'Veon Bell sports visor, dips back to Bret "The Hitman" Hart lore
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 7:45a
Cameron Heyward moves to right defensive end, Brett Keisel's old position
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 7:10a
Jordan Zumwalt playing inside linebacker with third team
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 6:40a
Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger will discuss new contract after 2014 season
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 6:24a
No Subject
Commented on The Renegade 2014: Letter from the Editor on Jul 26 2014, 8:59a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on The Renegade 2014: Letter from the Editor on Jul 26 2014, 8:50a
You can certainly be contrarian
Commented on SPARQ you say? I think your matches are wet ... on Jul 26 2014, 8:45a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on An inferno from a SPARQ: How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014 on Jul 26 2014, 12:57a
This is the best comment of the day
Commented on An inferno from a SPARQ: How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014 on Jul 26 2014, 12:46a
So because hyper-athletic players like Mike Mamula still draw horrendously outdated comparisons...
Commented on An inferno from a SPARQ: How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014 on Jul 26 2014, 12:45a - 1 reply
wait what?
Commented on An inferno from a SPARQ: How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014 on Jul 25 2014, 1:37p - 1 reply
There was a last second tweak
Commented on An inferno from a SPARQ: How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014 on Jul 25 2014, 1:36p - 1 reply
Thank you all
Commented on The Renegade 2014: Letter from the Editor on Jul 25 2014, 11:16a - 1 reply
Perhaps next year
Commented on The Renegade 2014: Letter from the Editor on Jul 25 2014, 11:14a - 1 reply
I've been editor of this site for 2.5 years now
Commented on Chuck Noll and his living legacy on Jul 25 2014, 9:51a - 2 replies
It was pretty not bad, eh?!?
Commented on The Standard is the Standard & Renegade kickoff show 11 p.m. ET on Jul 25 2014, 12:38a
This
Commented on The Standard is the Standard & Renegade kickoff show 11 p.m. ET on Jul 25 2014, 12:38a
Click here for The Renegade Position Breakdowns
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 12:29a
Click here for The Renegade 2014 Inside Feature Stories
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 12:11a
An inferno from a SPARQ: How the Steelers focused on athleticism in 2014
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 12:05a
Click here for The Renegade 2014 Inside Feature Stories
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 12:04a
Click here for The Renegade Position Breakdowns
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 12:03a
The Renegade 2014: Letter from the Editor
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 12:02a
Welcome to the 2014 Renegade
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 11:55p
2014 Jersey Rules: Best Steelers jersey to buy this season
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 11:54p
The greatest day that wasn't meant to be in Steelers history
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 11:53p
New t-shirt design released for The Renegade
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 11:41p
First strike against him was likely a failed test at Utah
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 5:36p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 5:32p - 2 replies
I don't think you understand...
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:54p - 3 replies
No Subject
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:52p
No Subject
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:43p - 1 reply
This is my point, though
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:37p - 3 replies
Glad someone actually mentioned The Renegade!
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
What's cute?
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:26p - 1 reply
I don't think you can say that, though
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:23p - 1 reply
Please watch the language
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:17p - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:11p - 1 reply
Or....
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 4:03p - 1 reply
What role did it play in it?
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 3:53p - 1 reply
Breaking news
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 3:48p - 1 reply
I still contend...
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 3:46p - 1 reply
Let's make one thing clear here
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 3:36p - 2 replies
By your logic
Commented on Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice suspended 2 games on Jul 24 2014, 3:33p - 2 replies
Ex-Steelers center Fernando Velasco signs with Carolina Panthers
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 6:39a
He had a conflict
Commented on 'The Standard is the Standard' podcast to debut Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Jul 23 2014, 9:26p - 1 reply
Steelers to wear throwback jerseys vs. Indianapolis Colts in Week 8
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 10:42a
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen to step down in wake of illness
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 7:38a
No Subject
Commented on 'The Standard is the Standard' podcast to debut Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Jul 22 2014, 9:47p
2014 Steelers season scenarios: LB Sean Spence plays 500 snaps
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 9:30a
Ryan Shazier has little time left to get caught up
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 6:56a
Ron Jaworski ranks Ben Roethlisberger sixth in the NFL, says he had 'one of his best seasons' in 2013
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 6:06a
The Renegade is coming...
Commented on Officials planning to call more defensive holding and illegal contact penalties in 2014 on Jul 21 2014, 9:49p - 1 reply
I work each day to earn No. 21
Commented on BTSC By The Numbers, 2014 Edition on Jul 21 2014, 6:12p - 2 replies
I never ask this, but...
Commented on Officials planning to call more defensive holding and illegal contact penalties in 2014 on Jul 21 2014, 2:59p - 1 reply
Yeah, that's deleted out of sheer obnoxiousness
Commented on Officials planning to call more defensive holding and illegal contact penalties in 2014 on Jul 21 2014, 2:50p - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on Officials planning to call more defensive holding and illegal contact penalties in 2014 on Jul 21 2014, 2:48p - 1 reply
It was a great effort
Commented on Officials planning to call more defensive holding and illegal contact penalties in 2014 on Jul 21 2014, 2:39p - 3 replies
Officials planning to call more defensive holding and illegal contact penalties in 2014
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 6:46a
Steelers Training Camp: Troy Polamalu saving his impressions for padded practices
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 6:11a
BTSC On Demand: 93.7 The Fan at 9:40 p.m. ET
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 8:27p
Turnover and turnovers keys to Steelers in 2014
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 8:00a
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