Report: Steelers May Have Interest In Talking To Hue Jackson
Alby Oxenreiter, Sports Director for WPXI in Pittsburgh, reports via Twitter this afternoon that a source has told him that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin may be interested in talking to recently-fired Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson about the still open offensive coordinator position. Jackson has long been speculated as a possible candidate for the job ever since it was announced that Bruce Arians would not return next season.
Jackson began his coaching career at his his alma mater, Pacific, in 1987 and has since had several coaching stops at both the college and professional level. As far as his NFL resume goes, Jackson has coached with the Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens prior to being hired by the Raiders in 2010. He was the first quarterbacks coach for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco when he was a rookie back in 2008 as well. Jackson was fired by the Raiders early in January after just one season as head coach.
The Steelers have really only confirmed one interview thus far and that was for Todd Haley on Tuesday. Their have been several other unconfirmed interest and meetings with Jim Caldwell, Alex Van Pelt and Bill Stewart for possible positions on the Steelers staff.