Earlier this week, the Michigan State Spartans landed their new head coach. Just a week after longtime Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio shocked the college football world when he announced his resignation, the team had a new leader.
Colorado head coach Mel Tucker resigned as the Buffaloes head coach and accepted the Michigan State opening. Just days after announcing his loyalty to Colorado, Tucker left the program to take over for Dantonio in East Lansing.
With Tucker gone, the Buffaloes are in need of a new head coach.
Earlier this week, NFL insider Ian Rapoport listed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as a candidate for the Buffaloes.
On Thursday night, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter revealed the Buffaloes reached out to Bieniemey about the job. Schefter reported Bieniemy is doing his “due diligence” with the job opening.
For the first time since it lost its head coach this week, Colorado reached out tonight to Chiefs’ OC Eric Bienemy to gauge his interest in the job and returning to Boulder, where he went to school, per source. “Nothing imminent,” source said. “EB is doing his due diligence.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 14, 2020
Bieniemy starred for Colorado as the team’s starting running back. He took home All-American honors after finishing the 1990 season as the nation’s second-leading rusher.
After playing in the NFL, he made two stints on the Colorado coaching staff before going back to the NFL as a coach.
Bieniemy has a tough decision to make. Go back and coach his alma mater, or wait for an NFL head coaching opportunity.