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    Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Randy Fichtner could move to become the team's quarterbacks coach.

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    Couldn't find on the PG where Dulac mentioned this so ?????

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    That would open a slot for the WR coach, hopefully for someone with a cattle prod to teach that wassock Sweed how to catch a ****ing ball and earn the paycheque he's cashing.
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    Initially I would say "Awful Hire"... which it is. this guy has no credentials to do the things that is needed to improve Ben as a QB

    ... then again, They probably just gave Fichter this title to fill a void and he'll continue to work with WR's. Ben doesn't want a real QB coach. He made that apparent crying like a little ***** about Mark Whipple

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    Ben is beginning to show the need for some humility. maybe when he is humbled he will understand how much better he could be.
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    Initially I would say "Awful Hire"... which it is. this guy has no credentials to do the things that is needed to improve Ben as a QB

    ... then again, They probably just gave Fichter this title to fill a void and he'll continue to work with WR's. Ben doesn't want a real QB coach. He made that apparent crying like a little ***** about Mark Whipple

    WTF!! I hope we are not catering to Ben because if we are we are in ****ing trouble. It's just like a 3 year old if you let them get away with **** now you are going to pay for it later as they get older.

    We need to reel Ben in and give him a dose of reality. This primadonna **** has to end and end now in my opinion. Maybe next year after Ben holds the ball to long and suffers a season ending injury we can all sit around wondering why we didn't hire a proven quarterback coach that can correct these things.

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    Ben may not think he needs coaching, but there is Dixon and whoever else is out third QB that will. This guy better be up to it.

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    Ben may not think he needs coaching, but there is Dixon and whoever else is out third QB that will. This guy better be up to it.
    Very true and from the looks of the Ravens game this year Dixon needs some polishing.

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    Initially I would say "Awful Hire"... which it is. this guy has no credentials to do the things that is needed to improve Ben as a QB

    ... then again, They probably just gave Fichter this title to fill a void and he'll continue to work with WR's. Ben doesn't want a real QB coach. He made that apparent crying like a little ***** about Mark Whipple
    I was thinking the same thing...turns out he used to be a QB coach and also an offensive coordinator:

    Randy Fichtner is in his third season coaching the Steelersí wide receivers. He joins the Steelers after serving the previous six seasons at the University of Memphis. Fichtner was hired by Mike Tomlin on Jan. 29, 2007, to coach the teamís wide receivers.

    Fichtnerís receiving core had an excellent season in 2008 as Hines Ward topped 1,000 yards (1,043) for the fifth time in his career, and Santonio Holmes was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII after catching nine passes for 131 yards (14.6 avg.), including the game-winning touchdown reception with 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Under the tutelage of Fichtner, Ward and Holmes matched their reception total from 2006 (123), while increasing their TD catches from eight in 2006 to 15 in 2007.

    Fichtner, who instituted the spread offense at Memphis, was an integral part of the Tiger football team for six years. [HIGH-LIGHT]He was hired in 2001 to serve as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and his offense re-wrote the Memphis record book for six seasons.[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Under Fichtnerís direction, former Tiger quarterback Danny Wimprine emerged as one of the top passers in Conference-USA in 2003.

    In 2004, the Tiger offense received much attention heading into the season with a veteran quarterback, an All-American running back in DeAngelo Williams, a seasoned offensive line and a deep receiving corps. That offense lived up to the billing and finished the year ranked ninth nationally in total offense, and 10th in the nation in scoring.

    In 2005, Fichtnerís talent was heavily tested as the Tigers lost their two starting quarterbacks by the third game of the season. Fichtner had to make adjustments and instructed true freshman Billy Barefield, who ledMemphis to an upset win over UTEP, and then shifted to leading receiver Maurice Avery, who led the Tigers to a 5-2 record and a Motor City Bowl victory as the starting quarterback.

    Fichtner was a part of unprecedented offensive success at Memphis that has also contributed to the Tigers playing in three straight bowl games from 2003-05.

    The 2002 squad set a record for total offense with 4,258 yards, and then the 2003 team shattered that mark with 5,779 yards of total offense. In 2004, the Tigers amassed 5,524 yards of total offense to rank second all-time. The 2004 Tigers also set school records in points scored with 430 and in passing touchdowns with 25.

    Fichtner was no stranger to Memphis when he joined the staff in 2001. He had previously served as an assistant for the Tigers. Prior to his second stint at Memphis , Fichtner spent four years (1997-2000) at Arkansas State University . He arrived in Jonesboro as the quarterback coach in the spring of 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in August of 1997.

    During his tenure with the Indians, Fichtner worked with quarterback Cleo Lemon, who set virtually every Arkansas State passing and total offense record.

    Prior to joining the staff at Arkansas State, Fichtner spent three years at his alma mater, Purdue, serving as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator from 1994-96.

    The Cleveland, Ohio, native originally went to Memphis in the fall of 1990 and coached the Tiger receivers and quarterbacks for four seasons. During his stay at Memphis, Fichtner worked with St. Louis Rams All-Pro wide receiver Isaac Bruce.

    Fichtner, 45, worked as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Purdue (1985-86) and at Michigan (1986-87), before serving as a volunteer coach at Southern California in 1988. He landed his first full-time position in 1989 as the tight end coach at UNLV and worked for the Rebels for one season before coming to Memphis.

    Fichtner graduated from Purdue in 1985 with a bachelorís degree in health promotion. He is married to the former Jennifer Parker of Covington, Tenn., and the couple has three children: a son, Nathaniel Ross, and daughters, Shelby Brooke and Kirby Lynn.

    PS I love the highlight feature...very cool!

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    I was thinking the same thing...turns out he used to be a QB coach and also an offensive coordinator:




    PS I love the highlight feature...very cool!
    Great find and read, Costanza! I take back half of what I read. the part I'll keep is that ben doesn't want a QB coach... but this Fichtner guy has one hell of successful and intriguing background. I can't say his QB coaching produced much (Cleo Lemon), but he worked with Isaac Bruce and overall it seems like where he's gone and who he's worked with, they've had a lot of success. Looking at his credentials.... Limas Sweed is probably a lost cause . Cleo ****ing Lemon has success under this guy

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    Initially I would say "Awful Hire"... which it is. this [HIGH-LIGHT]guy has no credentials to do the things that is needed to improve Ben as a QB[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    ... then again, They probably just gave Fichter this title to fill a void and he'll continue to work with WR's. Ben doesn't want a real QB coach. He made that apparent crying like a little ***** about Mark Whipple
    Randy Fichtner is in his third season coaching the Steelers’ wide receivers. He joins the Steelers after serving the previous six seasons at the University of Memphis. Fichtner was hired by Mike Tomlin on Jan. 29, 2007, to coach the team’s wide receivers.


    Fichtner’s receiving core had an excellent season in 2008 as Hines Ward topped 1,000 yards (1,043) for the fifth time in his career, and Santonio Holmes was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII after catching nine passes for 131 yards (14.6 avg.), including the game-winning touchdown reception with 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Under the tutelage of Fichtner, Ward and Holmes matched their reception total from 2006 (123), while increasing their TD catches from eight in 2006 to 15 in 2007.

    Fichtner, who instituted the spread offense at Memphis, was an integral part of the Tiger football team for six years. [HIGH-LIGHT]He was hired in 2001 to serve as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and his offense re-wrote the Memphis record book for six seasons.[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    [HIGH-LIGHT]Under Fichtner’s direction, former Tiger quarterback Danny Wimprine emerged as one of the top passers in Conference-USA in 2003.[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    In 2004, the Tiger offense received much attention heading into the season with a veteran quarterback, an All-American running back in DeAngelo Williams, a seasoned offensive line and a deep receiving corps. [HIGH-LIGHT]That offense lived up to the billing and finished the year ranked ninth nationally in total offense, and 10th in the nation in scoring. [/HIGH-LIGHT]
    [HIGH-LIGHT]In 2005, Fichtner’s talent was heavily tested as the Tigers lost their two starting quarterbacks by the third game of the season. Fichtner had to make adjustments and instructed true freshman Billy Barefield, who ledMemphis to an upset win over UTEP, and then shifted to leading receiver Maurice Avery, who led the Tigers to a 5-2 record and a Motor City Bowl victory as the starting quarterback. [/HIGH-LIGHT]
    Fichtner was a part of unprecedented offensive success at Memphis that has also contributed to the Tigers playing in three straight bowl games from 2003-05.

    The 2002 squad set a record for total offense with 4,258 yards, and then the 2003 team shattered that mark with 5,779 yards of total offense. In 2004, the Tigers amassed 5,524 yards of total offense to rank second all-time. The 2004 Tigers also set school records in points scored with 430 and in passing touchdowns with 25.

    Fichtner was no stranger to Memphis when he joined the staff in 2001. He had previously served as an assistant for the Tigers. Prior to his second stint at Memphis , Fichtner spent four years (1997-2000) at Arkansas State University .[HIGH-LIGHT] He arrived in Jonesboro as the quarterback coach in the spring of 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in August of 1997.

    During his tenure with the Indians, Fichtner worked with quarterback Cleo Lemon, who set virtually every Arkansas State passing and total offense record. [/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Prior to joining the staff at Arkansas State, Fichtner spent three years at his alma mater, Purdue, serving as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator from 1994-96.

    The Cleveland, Ohio, native originally went to Memphis in the fall of 1990 and coached the Tiger receivers and quarterbacks for four seasons. During his stay at Memphis, Fichtner worked with St. Louis Rams All-Pro wide receiver Isaac Bruce.

    Fichtner, 45, worked as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Purdue (1985-86) and at Michigan (1986-87), before serving as a volunteer coach at Southern California in 1988. He landed his first full-time position in 1989 as the tight end coach at UNLV and worked for the Rebels for one season before coming to Memphis.

    Fichtner graduated from Purdue in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion. He is married to the former Jennifer Parker of Covington, Tenn., and the couple has three children: a son, Nathaniel Ross, and daughters, Shelby Brooke and Kirby Lynn.


    [HIGH-LIGHT]Conference USA doesn't equal NFL success, but he has had a lot of success in the college ranks working with QB's, and running/designing offenses.[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Edited: Sorry.....didn't read all the responses through the thread!

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    Randy Fichtner is in his third season coaching the Steelersí wide receivers. He joins the Steelers after serving the previous six seasons at the University of Memphis. Fichtner was hired by Mike Tomlin on Jan. 29, 2007, to coach the teamís wide receivers.


    Fichtnerís receiving core had an excellent season in 2008 as Hines Ward topped 1,000 yards (1,043) for the fifth time in his career, and Santonio Holmes was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII after catching nine passes for 131 yards (14.6 avg.), including the game-winning touchdown reception with 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Under the tutelage of Fichtner, Ward and Holmes matched their reception total from 2006 (123), while increasing their TD catches from eight in 2006 to 15 in 2007.

    Fichtner, who instituted the spread offense at Memphis, was an integral part of the Tiger football team for six years. [HIGH-LIGHT]He was hired in 2001 to serve as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and his offense re-wrote the Memphis record book for six seasons.[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    [HIGH-LIGHT]Under Fichtnerís direction, former Tiger quarterback Danny Wimprine emerged as one of the top passers in Conference-USA in 2003.[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    In 2004, the Tiger offense received much attention heading into the season with a veteran quarterback, an All-American running back in DeAngelo Williams, a seasoned offensive line and a deep receiving corps. [HIGH-LIGHT]That offense lived up to the billing and finished the year ranked ninth nationally in total offense, and 10th in the nation in scoring. [/HIGH-LIGHT]
    [HIGH-LIGHT]In 2005, Fichtnerís talent was heavily tested as the Tigers lost their two starting quarterbacks by the third game of the season. Fichtner had to make adjustments and instructed true freshman Billy Barefield, who ledMemphis to an upset win over UTEP, and then shifted to leading receiver Maurice Avery, who led the Tigers to a 5-2 record and a Motor City Bowl victory as the starting quarterback. [/HIGH-LIGHT]
    Fichtner was a part of unprecedented offensive success at Memphis that has also contributed to the Tigers playing in three straight bowl games from 2003-05.

    The 2002 squad set a record for total offense with 4,258 yards, and then the 2003 team shattered that mark with 5,779 yards of total offense. In 2004, the Tigers amassed 5,524 yards of total offense to rank second all-time. The 2004 Tigers also set school records in points scored with 430 and in passing touchdowns with 25.

    Fichtner was no stranger to Memphis when he joined the staff in 2001. He had previously served as an assistant for the Tigers. Prior to his second stint at Memphis , Fichtner spent four years (1997-2000) at Arkansas State University .[HIGH-LIGHT] He arrived in Jonesboro as the quarterback coach in the spring of 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in August of 1997.

    During his tenure with the Indians, Fichtner worked with quarterback Cleo Lemon, who set virtually every Arkansas State passing and total offense record. [/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Prior to joining the staff at Arkansas State, Fichtner spent three years at his alma mater, Purdue, serving as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator from 1994-96.

    The Cleveland, Ohio, native originally went to Memphis in the fall of 1990 and coached the Tiger receivers and quarterbacks for four seasons. During his stay at Memphis, Fichtner worked with St. Louis Rams All-Pro wide receiver Isaac Bruce.

    Fichtner, 45, worked as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Purdue (1985-86) and at Michigan (1986-87), before serving as a volunteer coach at Southern California in 1988. He landed his first full-time position in 1989 as the tight end coach at UNLV and worked for the Rebels for one season before coming to Memphis.

    Fichtner graduated from Purdue in 1985 with a bachelorís degree in health promotion. He is married to the former Jennifer Parker of Covington, Tenn., and the couple has three children: a son, Nathaniel Ross, and daughters, Shelby Brooke and Kirby Lynn.


    [HIGH-LIGHT]Conference USA doesn't equal NFL success, but he has had a lot of success in the college ranks working with QB's, and running/designing offenses.[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Edited: Sorry.....didn't read all the responses through the thread!



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    Great find and read, Costanza! I take back half of what I read. the part I'll keep is that ben doesn't want a QB coach... but this Fichtner guy has one hell of successful and intriguing background. I can't say his QB coaching produced much (Cleo Lemon), but he worked with Isaac Bruce and overall it seems like where he's gone and who he's worked with, they've had a lot of success. Looking at his credentials.... Limas Sweed is probably a lost cause . Cleo ****ing Lemon has success under this guy
    Anytime you have a player named Cleo you need to stop and reevaluate WTF you're doing.

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