Judd Zulgad of the Star-Tribune is reporting that Vikings’ running backs coach Eric Bieniemy was offered the offensive coordinator job at the University of Southern California by Lane Kiffin. Bieniemy turned the job down, and has been given a pay raise by the Vikings, as well as the title of offensive assistant head coach.â†µ
I didn’t know that Bieniemy was so highly thought of. . .but when you’ve been coaching one of the best running back tandems in the league, I guess you start to build a reputation. In any case, I’m quite happy that Bieniemy will be staying with the team. Now, if he can get around to fixing that whole “running back fumbling” issue we’ve been dealing with, everything will be golden.