Fichtner new QB coach for Steelers

Updated: January 19, 2010, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Randy Fichtner is switching roles on the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching staff, taking over as quarterbacks coach after previously coaching the wide receivers.

Ken Anderson, the quarterbacks coach the last three seasons under coach Mike Tomlin, retired at the end of the season.

Fichtner coached the quarterbacks at Memphis from 1990-93 and from 2001-06, when he also was the offensive coordinator. He was the quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State from 1997-2000, when he first worked with Tomlin.

Fichtner also coached at Purdue, where he was in charge of recruiting besides coaching the wide receivers. He joined Tomlin's staff in 2007.


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