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The Colorado Buffaloes and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy have "preliminary mutual interest" in the university's open head-coaching job, 9News' Mike Klis reported Wednesday evening.
Klis added that Colorado has reached out to Bieniemy, who played running back for the Buffaloes from 1987-90. The 1990 Heisman Trophy third-place finisher then served as a running backs coach at Colorado from 2001-02 before returning as offensive coordinator for the 2011 and '12 campaigns.
Colorado was thrown into the market for a new head coach when Mel Tucker officially left the program to become Michigan State's new head coach earlier Wednesday:
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