Fichtner tabbed as Steelers offensive coordinator

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Randy Fichtner is the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive coordinator.

Fichtner replaces Todd Haley, who was not retained following Pittsburgh's divisional round playoff loss to Jacksonville.

Fichtner has been an assistant with Pittsburgh since 2007 and spent the past eight seasons as quarterbacks coach, where he developed a strong rapport with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Fichtner will take over an offense that ranked third or better in total yards in three of the past four seasons and features Roethlisberger, All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown and All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell.

Fichtner's previous experience as offensive coordinator came at the collegiate level, when he served in the role at Memphis from 2001-06. Fichtner previously worked with Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin in the late 1990s when both were assistants at Arkansas State.

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