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Two-time Super Bowl Champion Eric Bieniemy Shocks Many, Returns to College Football as UCLA Offensive Coordinator

Eric Bieniemy
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In a surprising move, former Washington Commanders and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is taking a similar role with the UCLA Bruins.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Bieniemy and the Bruins agreed to a two-year deal.

Bieniemy spent the past five seasons in the NFL as an offensive coordinator, most notably winning two Super Bowls with head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

During his final season in Kansas City in 2022, a Bieniemy-led Chiefs offense led the NFL in points per game with 29.2.

Bieniemy didn't see similar success in 2023 after taking the offensive coordinator position with the Washington Commanders under head coach Ron Rivera.

The Commanders finished 25th in the NFL with 19.4 points per game as second-year quarterback Sam Howell led the league with 21 interceptions.

Eric Bieniemy
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Following the season, Rivera was fired after a 4-13 record and it would be announced that Bieniemy wasn't going to be retained by new head coach Dan Quinn.

It was largely rumored that Bieniemy would quickly snatch another NFL job and even spoke with the Chiefs before their matchup against the Baltimore Ravens to give them an added boost.

Bieniemy instead goes back to UCLA as one of the first hires by new head coach DeShaun Foster, who was hired by the Bruins earlier this month.

This won't be Bieniemy's first stint in UCLA as he served as the Bruins running back coach from 2003-2005 and was also the team's recruiting coordinator during his final year.

Bieniemy will now return to southern California as the Bruins get set to play their first season in the Big Ten conference.


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