Eric Bieniemy is currently the assistant head coach and running backs coach for the Vikings and told some of his players and reporters who cover the team that he has accepted a job offer with his alma mater.
Bieniemy is expected to remain with the Vikings through the end of the NFL season, which will prevent him from participating in recruiting for the Colorado.
Bieniemy was a candidate for the head coaching job, but when the school chose to go with the older and more experienced Embree, Bieniemy became the first big recruiting target of the new head coach.
Embree and Bieniemy coached together in Boulder in 2001 and 2002 before moving on the be a part of the UCLA staff and ultimately to the NFL. Both are renowned for their recruiting ability.
Bieniemy is the school's all-time leading rusher amassing 3,940 yards in a career that ended with a national championship in 1990. He also finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting that year.