Last weekend, prior to the Vikings' game against the Washington Redskins, officials from the University of Colorado had come to interview Vikings' running backs coach Eric Bieniemy about becoming the next head coach of the Buffaloes. The other person they interviewed this past weekend was another former Buffalo, current Redskins' tight ends coach Jon Embree.
Well, apparently the University of Colorado has made their decision, as they have offered Embree the position of head coach, a job that he has accepted, according to the Denver Post.
So that means Eric Bieniemy is staying with the Vikings right? Not so much, no. (Did you even read the headline for the story?)
Jon Embree has verbally accepted Colorado's offer to become its next head football coach, according to Bill McCartney, the legendary ex-Buffs' coach. Embree will hire former Buffs' great Eric Bieniemy as his offensive coordinator, McCartney said.
"Embree's going to be the head coach and Bieniemy's going to be the offensive coordinator," McCartney told The Denver Post today. "Take it to the bank and hang your hat on it."
So, it looks like the Vikings are in line to try to find a new running backs coach.
We'll try to get some more reaction on this as it comes in. There hasn't been any official word yet from Embree, Bieniemy, the Redskins, the Vikings, or the University of Colorado. . .but I'm sure that's all coming sooner rather than later.