LIVE › 5-9 a.m. Mike and Mike
NEXT › 6 a.m. ESPN SportsCenter
6:40 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
6:55 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
7 a.m. ESPN SportsCenter
7:10 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
7:40 a.m. Twin Cities Sports Update - with Dave Harrigan and Kenny Olson
Updated: January 29th, 2014 5:42pm
Vikings, Steelers swap RBs coaches as James Saxon heads to Pittsburgh

Vikings, Steelers swap RBs coaches as James Saxon heads to Pittsburgh

by The Associated Press
SportsWire Daily

Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports

Signup!

The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant James Saxon as the team's running backs coach.

Saxon replaces Kirby Wilson, who left the Steelers to take the same position in Minnesota earlier this week.

Saxon will try to help revitalize a running attack that ranked 27th in yards and 29th in yards per carry in 2013. Saxon is the second offensive assistant brought in by the Steelers in the last two weeks. Pittsburgh hired former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak to coach the offensive line earlier this month.

Saxon's previous coaching stops include Miami, Kansas City and Buffalo. He played eight seasons in the NFL from 1988-95, running for 533 yards and five touchdowns.

© The Associated Press
9502