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Vikings keep Bieniemy from USC

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  1. cruisebuff

    cruisebuff Club Member Club Member

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    I wouldn't count on Eric being on a future CU staff - looks like he's highly valued in the NFL

    Bieniemy turns down USC, stays with Vikings

    Vikings coach Brad Childress has said on more than one occasion this offseason that he feels Eric Bieniemy is one of the top running back coaches in the NFL.

    That respect is one reason Childress worked so hard in recent days to keep Bieniemy on his coaching staff.

    Childress said Saturday evening that Bieniemy was offered the offensive coordinator's position at Southern Cal by coach Lane Kiffin but has elected to remain with the Vikings. Bieniemy told Childress he was staying on Thursday morning.

    Bieniemy will receive a pay raise from the Vikings and also has been given the title of assistant head coach offense. He will continue to oversee the running backs. Bieniemy already will be entering the first year of a two-year contract he signed so there was no extension.

    "Eric's a bright young guy, he's Adrian Peterson's mentor and obviously he has aspirations," to move up, Childress said. "Like we talked about, there is no exact way to climb the ladder. It sounds extremely appealing, to live out there and recruit, and he's great at recruiting. You're talking about giant money and it costs giant money to live [in Southern California]. It was extremely appealing and maybe you become a head coach in college. But I think he has the ability to be a head coach at this level. He's a tremendous teacher."

    read the rest here:

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/v...l?elr=KArksi8cyaiUz33Dii_9PmP:Qi_17cQiU47cQUU
     
  2. Bolond

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    Yeah, but many here still think he's not ready to coach poor ole' CU. I guess USC and the Vikings don't know their sh!t.
     
  3. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    oh we know what we're doing the first 17 games of the year.
     
  4. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    Who wants to coach at USC now? Perhaps Eric used the offer to get a raise. Good for him. I think that if he gets offered a BCS conference head coaching job, he takes it.
     
  5. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    Bienemy for CU HC '11
     
  6. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    :nod: :iagree:
     
  7. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but I at one time, he really wanted to come back to CU and be the HC. I don't know if that's still the case, but it used to be. I do not think he'll take a pay cut to become our OCoordinator, but I do think he would eventually be willing to be our HC.

    I have no qualms with him being our OC, but I do with him being our HC at this point. A RB coach to HC I think is a big jump.
     
  8. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    EB has got my vote!!
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You mean USC and the Vikings have offered him the HC position?
     
  10. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    No, but CU should, or at least the OC / asst HC / HC in waiting position.
     
  11. sparkybuffs

    sparkybuffs New Member

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    Interesting. After being spurned by EB, USC hired another former CU assistant, Kennedy Pola.
     
  12. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Worst job in CFB is USC right now. You can't win. No chance USC and UCLA have the same coach in 3 years. Kiffen offering EB is not an endorsement b/c he's an idiot. The Vikes keeping EB is an endorsement and the article was glowing. IF CU is in the market for a coach in 2010 - might be too early.

    EB needs to be a coordinator to show he can lead an organization before he's a HC. I think he can, but I'd prefer to KNOW he can. RB coach is a coach of 5. Yippee.
     
  13. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Lane's calling the plays at USC. I think Scooter knew that and chose to stay with the ViQueens. JMHO.
     
  14. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Kiffin's approach 'disappoints' Fisher


    USC has hired Tennessee Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola to serve as offensive coordinator under coach Lane Kiffin, causing Titans coach -- and USC alum -- Jeff Fisher to question the professionalism of the Trojans' head man.


    "I am very disappointed in Lane Kiffin's approach to this," Fisher told The Tennessean on Saturday. "Typically speaking, when coaches are interested in hiring or discussing potential employment from coaches on respective staffs there is a courtesy call made from the head coach or athletic director indicating there is an interest in talking to the assistant.


    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/news/story?id=5407023
     
  15. CUwhit21

    CUwhit21 Club Member Club Member

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    Would like to see EB get some coordinator experience at a program like USC, but I agree with what people have said in this thread (Especially the part about Lane calling the plays)
     
  16. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Being an assistant is the same as being the HC. At least if you used to play for CU. Haven't you been paying attention??
     
  17. buffwoman526

    buffwoman526 Club Member Club Member

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    Being an assistant is nothing. What we need is Dave Logan for Head Coach!
     
  18. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    [​IMG]

    Dave Logan?

    ...uh, NO.
     
  19. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Are you implying some violation of the bro code that I'm missing??
     
  20. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    I'm just as proven at the college game as is Dave Logan ;)

    And I'm not good enough to be CU HC!
     
  21. krom

    krom Club Member Club Member

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    Viking fans don't seem all that pumped on EB citing AD's fumble problems and lack of break away runs last year.
     
  22. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I see Lane Kiffy is now making friends in the nfl. Smooth move, Xlax.
     
  23. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    There's some fans blaming Eric for the 12 man penalty in the NFC championship last year.
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/82754502.html

    I'm not saying that I agree with it, I'm just pointing out that there are people in Minnesota who aren't too happy with Eric.

     
  24. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Saying all this, I'd still love to see him as our OC. I just don't think he's ready for the head job yet.

    ,,,,,,,,,,,But what do I know. I thought Hawk was the next savior of CU Football. :lol:
     
  25. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Any job at USC is going to be a career killer for the next few years, possibly longer. It's toxic, and Kiffen isn't going to make it any better.
     
  26. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Come on home EB, come on home
     
  27. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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  28. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    while i'm not a fan of EB coaching CU until he proves something (something, anything) at the coordinator level and nostalgia hires NEVER work......i don't see how Peterson fumbling in the playoffs is on EB?
     
  29. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    If we were talking about fumbling in the Orange Bowl, it would be different lol.
     
  30. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    can we stop talking about the ****ing nfccg? ****
     

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