Colorado Reportedly Contacts Chiefs OC and Buffs Alum Eric Bieniemy About Head Coaching Job

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Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator and Colorado Buffaloes alum Eric Bieniemy | Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Colorado Buffaloes are scrambling to find a new leader for their football program after head coach Mel Tucker departed to take the top job at Michigan State (and their giant bags of money). Interestingly enough, there's a certain CU alumnus that just won a Super Bowl ring, and according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, he's gotten a call from Boulder.

The Buffs have reached out to Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

Bieniemy wasn't just a fine running back for Colorado -- he was a stud, leading the nation in rushing finishing third in Heisman Trophy voting in 1990, and earning All-America First Team honors. He still holds the program's all-time rushing record.

Given the extent to which his star has been rising in the NFL ranks, it's hard to imagine the Buffaloes finding a better candidate the world over.

The question is whether Bieniemy would feel any compulsion to leave given that his Chiefs are likely to enter the 2020 NFL season as betting favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

The wild card here is that Bieniemy might feel sufficiently miffed after interviewing for NFL head coaching jobs this offseason and being offered exactly zero. Stay tuned, Buffs fans.