The Steelers have hired former Vikings running backs coach James Saxon to the same position, the club said on Tuesday afternoon.
Saxon, 47, coached the Vikings’ running backs the last three seasons. He previously coached running backs in Miami (2008-2010), Kansas City (2001-2007) and Buffalo (2000).
A San Jose State product, Saxon played eight NFL seasons at running back. He had stints with Kansas City (1988-1991), Miami (1992-1994) and Philadelphia (1995).
Interestingly enough, the Vikings hired Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson to the same role on Saturday.