Report: Eric Bieniemy a candidate for USC opening
Eric Bieniemy could finally land a head-coaching job, albeit in the college ranks. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy a candidate for USC opening

The USC Trojans need a new football head coach following Clay Helton's firing on Monday, and the program has been linked in stories with a wide variety of candidates such as Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer and James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions. 

A current NFL offensive coordinator who played in the league, earned a Super Bowl ring as an assistant and coached in a second title game, and helped quarterback Patrick Mahomes develop into a generational talent may be interested in the gig. 

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is expected to emerge as a candidate for the USC job: 

Many were surprised earlier this year to see another NFL offseason come and go without a franchise hiring Bieniemy as its head coach, and he admitted in June he was "a little disappointed" not to receive one of the available jobs this past winter. He's widely respected as, at worst, one of the NFL's best coordinators, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has repeatedly campaigned for a team to hire his top assistant.

Reid joked in January he "hoped" Bieniemy would complete such a transition by going to an NFC team, but Bieniemy making a move to USC would be even better for everyone associated with Kansas City. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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