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Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

Posted on: December 4, 2010 4:46 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy is headed west (young man), having accepted an offer to become the new offensive coordinator at the University of Colorado, the team confirmed on Saturday.

Bieniemy, who also holds the rank of assistant head coach/offense, played at Colorado from 1987 to 1990 and after a nine-year NFL career, returned to coaching and was an assistant with his alma mater in 2001 and 2002. He'll be the coordinator on a staff run by Jon Embree (currently with the Redskins) at Colorado.

Bieniemy's done a great job with the Vikings running game and has been rumored as a hot name to join the college ranks -- he was Lane Kiffin's original choice for USC offensive coordinator, but Bieniemy turned him down (leading to Kiffin hiring Kennedy Pola and making Jeff Fisher a tiny bit cheesed off) and picked up the extra title for his résumé.

Anyway, you could argue that it's hard not to be a success when you're coaching Adrian Peterson, but the immediate argument as to the work Bieniemy's done has to be this year, as Peterson's returned to form as the obvious top running back in the NFL and cured his fumbling problem, even if he's not finding the end zone as much in 2010.

Minnesota running back Albert Young is the person who first "announced" the news, via Twitter, and as Judd Zulgad reports at the Minnesota Star-Tribune, the Vikings have since confirmed the hiring away of their coach, although Bieniemy will finish out the season with Minnesota.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 2:27 am
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

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Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

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Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 3:54 pm
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

You must be kidding me; someone better tell the referee to step in and stop this fight because it's starting to get ugly. Let me see; Adrian Peterson sharing carries and on a bad ankle today still goes for 3 more TDs and 107 yards. That puts his TD level for 4 seasons to more than Jamal Charles will have in his entire career (another nice little PPR day for Charles). Again, let's not waste anyone's time putting Charles into the same conversation; instead let's move on unless your lookingh for the KO, which all day will deliver as time moves on. Enough said....



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2010 11:04 am
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

I'm sure most coaches would take Charles over Peterson.  Undecided 



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 12:48 am
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

B-T-W, Peterson's number are despite playing for one of the worst head football coaches and play callers in the games history. That's right, he put up those numbers with Brad Childress as his play caller. Imagine, what the numbers might be like if he had a coach with half a brain calling plays for him. Next subject... get over it! Jamal Charles, that's a good one....



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2010 12:43 am
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

Wow, talk about "Homer", you wouldn't happen to be a Chiefs fan, or an over the top fantasy football mind with Charles on your roster? He's probably great in your little fantasy football PPR league, but why don't you get back to me with your next Jamal Charles post at the 11 game mark of next season and we'll see how he compares to "All Day" AP at the same point in time of their careers. Let me see AP has 55 TDs and over 6500 yards rushing and recieving 3 seasons plus 11 games in. With 13 career TDs at 2 years and 11 games, he only needs 42 more TDs and I'll let you add up the yards before we start putting him in the same conversation. I'll take AP anyday over Jamal Charles, and I think there's plenty of NFL coaches that feel the same way. How do you like those numbers.... I agree they don't lie.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 8:26 pm
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

Jamal Charleshas 56 less carries and 5 more yards..Explain that to me..Number dont lie



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2010 8:25 pm
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

Peterson as the obvious choice s best back???? Not so fast my friend..U must be a homer in minnesota i bet.



Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2010 8:04 pm
 

Vikes RB coach Bieniemy headed to Colorado as OC

Buried in the article is the name Jon Embree, so we must have missed his being named the HC in another article.


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