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ACC Assistant Coach Reportedly Leaving For Pittsburgh Steelers

A Pittsburgh Steelers helmet sitting on the field.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: A detailed view of a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet before their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

More and more NFL teams have been plundering the college football coaching ranks, hoping to find new blood (often on offense) to give the team a boost. The latest team appears to be the Pittsburgh Steelers, who look set to pry one of NC State's top assistants.

According to ESPN Staff Writer Adam Rittenberg, the Steelers are hiring NC State assistant Eddie Faulkner as their running backs coach.

Faulkner work as a special teams coordinator, tight ends coach, fullbacks coach, and recruiting coordinator under head coach Dave Doeren.

The running backs coach position was recently vacated in Pittsburgh after James Saxon was hired to the same role by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this month.

Faulkner was part of an NC State staff that built one of the prolific offenses in the country in 2018.

Wolfpack quarterback Ryan Finley finished in the top ten in completions, attempts, completion percentage, and passing yards.

Running back Reggie Gallaspy II similarly broke out this season with 18 rushing touchdowns and 19 total touchdowns - both in the top ten in the FBS.

Suffice it to say, Steelers running back James Conner will have an experienced teacher to show him the ropes next season.