Report: Steelers RB Coach Kirby Wilson To Interview For Illinois Illini Job

The news surfaced last night that Steelers quarterback coach Randy Fichtner could have interest in the Memphis Tigers vacant head coaching job and now it is being reported that Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson will interview for the vacant Illinois Illini head coaching job.

Wilson is rumored to be a wildcard in the coaching search, bit he did play for the Illini from 1980-81, so the ties are there. He has no head coaching experience, but has coached at the college level with the most notable program being USC as an assistant in 2001.

Wilson was hired in 2007 as the Steelers running backs coach after Dick Hoak retired and has been talked about as being a possible candidate for the Steelers offensive coordinator job should Bruce Arians leave or not have his contract renewed.

  • Kenneth Wilt

    Well, BA was the guy I would hope would leave, but it does appear we will have some turnover of the staff here at some point. My thought was that Fichtner was going to be OC and Batch would move in to be the QB coach. Ward at some point would also join the staff as the WR coach. Maybe this kind of move would allow a spot for Ward at some point as well.

  • Jason Brown


    Ciao – don’t let the door hit ya’ where the good lord split ya’! BTW, is there any way that you can take Mendenhall back with you?….Please?….