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Steelers replace Kirby Wilson at running backs coach with James Saxon

In what turns out to be an interesting swap, running backs coach Kirby Wilson left Pittsburgh for the same position with the Vikings, and the Steelers replace him with James Saxon, who had been the running backs coach in Minnesota until they cleaned house.

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Challenge for Saxon isn't just with Bell

Adrian Peterson was clearly the unquestioned back, just like Le'Veon Bell will be in 2014. But what Saxon can do to develop those behind Bell may be his biggest challenge as the Steelers' running backs coach.

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Steelers hire James Saxon as running backs coach

Saxon has 22 years of NFL experience, rounding out what looks like a staff heavy on experience.

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RBs coaching search: Earnest Byner

Nevermind The Fumble, Earnest Byner has a great coaching track record.

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RBs coach Bobby Turner an outside zone guru

The stack of success Bobby Turner is lugging around is enough to throw out his back. The Steelers have a running backs coach opening, and if they want to run outside zone, he'd have to think he could make that stack even bigger.

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Steelers should look at Willie Parker as RBs coach

Pittsburgh has hired position coaches with just a little experience previously. What Willie Parker may lose in a lack of pro coaching experience he can make up with a well-versed history of Steelers culture.

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Wilson not returning, will join Vikings staff

Kirby Wilson won't be back, and will join coach under Mike Zimmer, according to a report from Post Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

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