Jim Hostler might be the popular in-house candidate to take over the offensive coordinator position for the Baltimore Ravens. However, it looks like Baltimore’s wide receivers coach still has some stiff competition to deal with in the form of Kirby Wilson.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Baltimore’s brass is interested enough in the Steelers’ current running backs coach that they will interview him for a second time at some point tomorrow.
The 52 year-old has been Pittsburgh’s running backs coach since 2007, and has been employed in that position at the professional level for 16 of the last 17 seasons (1997-2000, 2002-present).
I know that I am going to sound like a bit of a Negative Nancy, but I really hope that Wilson skips town to take a well-deserved promotion from the Ravens.
His name probably would have come up in conversations as a potential replacement for Bruce Arians when he retired back in the spring of 2012. Sadly, an accidental house fire that January left the running backs coach hospitalized for a significant period of time, and his coaching future was in doubt.
If Wilson does leave, then I will wish good luck to him in his future endeavors. Although it will be sad to see such an integral piece of Pittsburgh’s coaching staff leave, he could be exactly what the Ravens and their sorry ground attack need at the moment.
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