"I've known Eric a long time, both as a player and a coach", Reid said. He's a great teacher and has earned this opportunity.
A veteran of nine National Football League seasons in the 1990s, Bieniemy has coached running backs for two National Football League teams.
"When I showed up for my interview with Mr. McCaskey [chairman of the Bears], he approaches me coming out of the auto and he says "I know you are from Lancaster" and asks me if I knew about McCaskey High which is in our division in high school". Bieniemy also called plays in his two-year stint as Colorado OC.
Bieniemy, who also coached for three seasons at UCLA before joining Minnesota's staff, appeared in 142 games with the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles, rushing for 1,589 yards while registering 146 receptions.
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