The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to part ways with Todd Haley Wednesday, and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson, the team is already eyeing up their next play caller in quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner.
Steelers are expected to promote their QB coach Randy Fichtner to offensive coordiantor, per @mortreport.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 17, 2018
Fichtner, who has a tremendous relationship with Ben Roethlisberger, would make for a very smooth transition from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator. The terminology would remain largely the same, but the ultimate philosophy of the offense would certainly be what Roethlisberger wants.
These reports could be premature, and the Steelers could be interviewing other candidates to fill the void at offensive coordinator, but it shouldn’t shock anyone if they already have their man, and start to move ahead with Fichtner at the helm.
If Fichtner is the next man up, the team would have to look for a new quarterbacks coach. There will be plenty of names likely floating around, but this job search would not be nearly as important as promoting someone to the roll of offensive coordinator.
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