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Randy Fichtner to replace Todd Haley as Steelers OC

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they will part ways with six-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley, not renewing his contract.

Racking up an NFL’s third-best 6,047 yards (377.9 per game) this season, Haley, 50, who helped keep the Steelers’ offense in the league’s top ten in his last four seasons as OC will not return in 2018. 

The announcement was made just two days after the Steelers hung 545 yards and 42 points in a losing effort to Jacksonville in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.

"I have made the decision to not renew the contract for offensive coordinator Todd Haley," said coach Mike Tomlin in a statement Wednesday. "I would like to thank Todd for his contributions to our offense the past six years, and we wish him the best in his coaching future."​

It was first reported by ESPN that quarterbacks coach Randy Ficthner will likely replace Haley.

Fichtner last held offensive coordinator duties when coaching at Memphis in 2006.  Joining the Steelers with the Mike Tomlin regime in ’07, the coach took over for Bruce Arians as Steelers wide receivers coach, moving to quarterbacks coach in ’10.

Munchak remains

Offensive line coach Mike Munchak made a statement Tuesday that he would remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers instead of entering his name as a possible candidate for the Arizona head coaching job.

"I made the decision to withdraw my name from the Arizona Cardinals head coaching search as they continue through their interview process.  The timing for my family was not appropriate for me to pursue this potential opportunity, but I am very excited with the decision to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers."

Munchak took over as offensive line coach in 2014 after two seasons as head coach in Tennessee. 

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