Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Has Second Interview Set With Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson interviewed with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday for their open offensive coordinator job and according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson now has a second interview with head coach John Harbaugh set up for Friday.

It had been reported that Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler was also being seriously considered for the job, but there is no way that Wilson should be ruled out as a serious candidate at this point.

The Ravens have an opening because of Jim Caldwell left to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions. In addition to looking for an offensive coordinator, the Ravens also in need of another running backs coach and a secondary coach, and they also may be in the market for a quarterbacks coach depending on who they hire as offensive coordinator.

Wilson has been on the Steelers staff since 2007.

  • Rubem Dornas

    Holy cow, please don’t!

  • Berlusconi

    Would be tough for the Steelers, but I think this could be a nice opportunity for him. To me that sounds like a better job than HC of the Browns.

  • T R

    is this really a big lost for us. he has only been with steelers since 2007 and i have not seen really no big overwelming stats from our RBs in that time.. Im just saying? give me the goods on Kirby.. Mabye we can use his as infirtration and spy for us. LOL

  • dgh57

    Normally I would be happy for any guy that could get a promotion from RB coach to OC but does it have to be to our AFC North rivals Baltimore Ravens?

  • Matt Manzo

    I don’t like the thought of someone knowing the ins and outs of our team coaching for a rival!

  • Shea Fahr

    I think his RB Stats are very average at best since being with Tomlin in Tampa Bay..I have not been excited about our RBs (except Bell) since Dick Hoak retired. If he leaves, he leaves. No biggie, we have Munch as oline coach now and that should improve the running game tremendously.

  • r8erh8er

    I’m all for him leaving, Has Not Impressed Me With Anything He’s Done In His Coaching career. Didn’t seem to me that ray Horton took inside information about Pittsburgh to Arizona or Cleveland.

  • Shea Fahr

    Agreed, maybe they can bring someone in that has worked with Munch in the past.

  • steeltown

    This is going to happen..

  • steeltown

    That’s sort of my thinking as well

  • T R

    ok cool aint want to upset noone by saying it. just aint see what the big fuss was about.. i would be happy for him that the go the position but i just aint see what he done to warrant needing him so… I was hoping Muchak had a few names he could bring with him to help

  • steeltown

    Agreed.. only concern I have is him going to a Division rival

  • Matt Manzo

    Ya, you’re right! I just cringe at anyone goin from us to Baltimore.

  • Steve

    With a second interview, the prospect of Kirby leaving are pretty good.

  • Iron Cadet

    I’m not a fan of anyone from our staff, and that knows our plays, going over to the ravens.. You know they will be very prepared for our next meeting

  • Callentown

    What’s interesting here to me is that the Steelers could have blocked his interviewing with the Ravens but allowed him to talk to them.

  • Jollyrob68

    I think that’s why they didn’t block him from interviewing.

  • Jollyrob68

    Who is on the shortlist of RB coaches if he leaves?

  • StrengthOfVictory

    I have nothing against Kirby, but I don’t like coaches or players switching sides within the division. Especially when someone “in house” is going to be tasked with trying to beat us twice a season. Sure I want what’s best for him, but I’d have thought the fire incident would have made him more endeared to this organization. More a part of the Steelers family. Maybe I’m wrong about that.

  • sean mcmartin

    Not sure why Kirby W. wants to leave.But it does look like he is intentionally going to a divsion rival. Just like harrison did when he was asked to take a paycut.
    maybe he should coach the ravens Rb’s. He didn’t do a great job with the Steelers. why not let him get their rushing yards down a little.
    Maybe he was asked to retire and is reacting.

  • sean mcmartin

    Just like when Rod Woodson joined the ravens. that was the worst defection I can remember.
    For a coach, Im not sure.maybe Dom capers or Jim hasslet

  • Douglas Andrews

    As painful as this may be Good luck Coach Kirb with the Ravens he deserves it. Thanks for all you did for the Steelers

  • dkoy85

    So you’re saying that if any rb coach in the league is asked to retire they can reach out to teams and get interviews for an OC position? It’s just that simple to get an interview eh?

  • sean mcmartin

    No But I did see how the Steelers handled Arians.
    I am just speculating like most.
    I do think the running game hasn’t been so great under Kirby W. I like the Munch hire. I think the running game will imrpove some.