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Kirby Wilson scheduled to interview for Ravens offensive coordinator

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh updated the team’s search for a new offensive coordinator on Tuesday, identifying four candidates by name.

The newest addition to the list is Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson, who is scheduled to interview with the team this week. Wilson has worked for the Steelers since 2007 and was reportedly in line to become the team’s offensive coordinator in 2012 when serious injuries sustained in a house fire led the Steelers to go in Todd Haley’s direction.

Harbaugh also confirmed that former Lions offensive coordinator, former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and current Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler are also in the mix for the job. Harbaugh has spoken with other coaches, including some from the college ranks, although some of the interviews were for a potential quarterbacks coach. The Ravens went without a quarterbacks coach last season, but are considering adding one to the staff if it fits with what the new offensive coordinator wants on his staff.

Per the Ravens website, there’s no timetable in place to make a hire but Harbaugh does not want it to take much longer.

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15 Responses to “Kirby Wilson scheduled to interview for Ravens offensive coordinator”
  1. bcfalcon says: Jan 21, 2014 2:52 PM

    From the picture it’s safe to assume Kirby is going on a safari before interviewing for the job.

  2. coachjohnharbaugh says: Jan 21, 2014 2:56 PM

    thats why they are the steelers..
    ..and we are the ravens

    #CHAMPS

  3. bobzilla1001 says: Jan 21, 2014 3:07 PM

    The Steelers haven’t had a high-efficiency offense in several seasons now, annually ranking in the bottom third of the league in scoring. Plus, the Steelers haven’t had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2010. Seems odd that an assistant coach who hasn’t experienced success would be in line for a possible promotion, albeit a promotion with some other team.
    Guess this is the new NFL.

  4. enoughofthatalready says: Jan 21, 2014 3:24 PM

    coachharbaugh………that is why the Steelers finished second in the AFC North and the Ravens finished third in the AFC North this year.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 21, 2014 3:58 PM

    Kirby, have you lost your mind? Going from coaching a future HOF stud rookie RB to calling plays for a team that has eliminated any pass that travels between 5 and 50 yards.

    I guess there is one bright spot – it’d be a less stressful job, as the expectations are pretty low comparatively.

  6. Steeley McBeam says: Jan 21, 2014 4:08 PM

    Kirby has wanted, and been qualifed to become an OC for a while now. He was in line for the Steelers OC job after Arians but the house fire kept him out of work and they hired Todd Hailey in the meantime.

    I wish him the best of luck and I’m sure hes excited for the opprotunity. From what I’ve heard about him as a coach the Ravens would be crazy to let him leave the building. Sucks that its the Ratbirds that came calling first thou.

  7. blackngold4life says: Jan 21, 2014 4:26 PM

    Don’t do it Kirby! You’re time will come..with the right team

  8. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 21, 2014 5:19 PM

    Kirby has put up with the Steelers’ steady decline long enough. Kudos to him for trying to better himself while others go down with the ship.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 21, 2014 5:27 PM

    “Property of the Pittsburgh Steelers?”.

    I’s guessin Ol’ Kirby still belong to them Rooney folks.

  10. snccoach says: Jan 21, 2014 7:47 PM

    Kirby Wilson is one of the best running back coaches in all of football. He’s paid his dues and would make a fine OC. It’s his time.

  11. steelcurtainn says: Jan 21, 2014 8:59 PM

    Kirby is a good coach but even he wouldn’t be able to help that dysfunctional ravens offense.
    Typical for the ravens to try and steeler coach after they suffered a 3rd place finish.

  12. Deb says: Jan 21, 2014 9:53 PM

    I’d be surprised if the Ravens hired Kirby for the position, but would be happy for him to get the promotion. Best of luck, Kirby!

  13. pftaddict says: Jan 21, 2014 11:47 PM

    If the Steelers were smart they would fire Haley now and promote Wilson to offensive coordinator.

  14. poesports says: Jan 22, 2014 10:17 AM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Jan 21, 2014 8:59 PM

    Kirby is a good coach but even he wouldn’t be able to help that dysfunctional ravens offense.
    Typical for the ravens to try and steeler coach after they suffered a 3rd place finish.

    Didn’t your Steelers finish 8 -8 the last two seasons? Sounds to me like your Steelers are even more dysfunctional.

  15. guitarkevin says: Jan 22, 2014 2:45 PM

    Some fans need to grow up.

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