The sudden departure of Mel Tucker to Michigan State has left Colorado without a head coach. In what could be a desperate situation in Boulder, Buffaloes fans are already trying for the Hail Mary as they attempt to coax a Colorado legend into coaching this team.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, a tremendous running back in his day under Bill McCartney, has been mentioned as a potential candidate to succeed Tucker at Colorado.
This would be a dream hire for the Buffaloes, but Bieniemy shouldn't consider it.
While much was made of the fact that Bieniemy wasn't taken seriously as an NFL head coaching candidate despite helping Patrick Mahomes become one of the best players in football, that will almost certainly change next cycle after he helped lead the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win.
Bieniemy is in a position as Chiefs offensive coordinator that has provided a path for Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy to get head coaching jobs. Why would he give that up to head to a Colorado program that just finished 5-7 last season?
Bieniemy is clearly one of the sharpest schematic minds in the entire league, and while returning home to Colorado would certainly be a cool sight to see, he has a serious chance to become an NFL head coach if he just waits one more season instead of going to the college ranks.