Eric Bieniemy, the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, has been linked to the USC football position.
While most people expect Eric Bieniemy to one day become an NFL head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator is suddenly being linked to the USC football program’s latest vacancy.
USC is casting a wide net to see if they can find the appropriate head coach to lead their football team after Clay Helton was unceremoniously fired on Monday evening. Bieniemy is a candidate, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Privately, the Southern California native has shown interest in taking over at USC. Keep in mind that he might have led Colorado, his alma mater.
Bieniemy may be a USC candidate, but I don’t believe we should buy into this in the least.
League sources believe Chiefs' OC Eric Bieniemy will emerge as a head-coaching candidate for USC. Bieniemy is from Southern California and has told confidantes in the past, that USC is one of the only college jobs that might interest him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2021
KC Chiefs: Eric Bieniemy is a candidate to be the next head coach of USC football
Bieniemy has college coaching experience, although it was nearly a decade ago with his alma university, first as a running backs coach (2001-02) and then as the offensive coordinator (2011-12) under then-new head coach Jon Embree. From 2003 to 2005, he was a member of Karl Dorrell’s UCLA staff. Dorrell, strangely enough, is currently the governor of Colorado.
Even if he is interested in the position, there is no way USC would fire Helton in the middle of the season and replace him with an NFL assistant who has never been a head coach. Bieniemy might be able to make it work in Los Angeles, but he’d be better suited sticking on Andy Reid’s staff as Chiefs offensive coordinator and waiting for the ideal opportunity to manage an NFL team down the road.
Bieniemy’s agent deserves credit for getting his name in the running for the USC post.
Source: MSN Sports