Steelers Promote Randy Fichtner To OC

The Steelers have promoted quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to offensive coordinator. The news was first reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Randy Fichtner (vertical)

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This was the anticipated outcome after the team allowed Todd Haley‘s contract to expire. Fichtner has a good working relationship with Ben Roethlisberger and the same could not be said for Big Ben and Haley. Given the rumblings of serious discord between the QB and Haley, it wouldn’t be surprising if Roethlisberger played a hand in the coaching switch.

Fichtner, 54, spent his career in the college ranks from 1986-2006. In 2007, he joined the Steelers as their wide receivers coach. In 2010, he was re-assigned as the QBs coach and held down that job for eight seasons. With a total of eleven years working alongside Mike Tomlin, Fichtner is well-versed in the Steelers’ way of doing things.

Former Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was also said to be in the mix for the job.

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    • jnlaughlin

      Will he not give up 45 points to Blake Bortles? Oh wait; that’s the defensive coordinator…

      I am not against firing Haley but how is Butler not gone first!?!

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  1. Thronson5

    Haley is a alcoholic, a hot head and not only has run ins with Big Ben but also with coaching staff members and other players complained about him, he made bone head calls in that’s Jags loss also and he had to go. Might as well go with someone who knows the offense and has a good relationship with the players especially your QB. Now let’s see if they can work out a deal with Bell or if they tag him and he sticks to his word and sits out.

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    • theeterps

      There’s a difference between liking to party and being an alcoholic

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      • mcdusty31

        Actually most alcoholics don’t like to party unless it’s a sad party of 1

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  2. mcdusty31

    They should’ve just hired Ben Roethlisberger as the OC

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