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Eric Bieniemy Says He Wasn’t Fired by Commanders, ‘Chose Not to Stay’ in the middle of UCLA Job

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekIncluded Columnist IVFebruary 25, 2024

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Eric Bieniemy wished to clarify concerning his relocation from the Washington Commanders to UCLA.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel and Adam Schefter reported Bieniemy is signing up with the Bruins on a two-year offer as the associate head coach/offensive organizer. The coach clarified in an e-mail that he is doing so since he desires to and not since he was fired as the Washington offending planner.

“I have no remorses with the Commanders,” Bieniemy composed. “Contrary to what some believe and what has actually been put out in the media, I was not fired. I in fact simply selected not to remain. Found out a lot which is constantly an advantage.

“I will continue my walk in my peace. I’m thrilled to be here and to coach these boys and football once again. My expectations and desire to be exceptional will never ever be refused. I’m fired up. Let’s go.”

Bieniemy matured in Southern California and was an assistant coach for UCLA from 2003 to 2005, so this is something of a homecoming for him.

He likewise pointed out he had other chances in the NFL and was not personally accountable for some choices.

“I have actually had numerous discussions and interviews with numerous groups, and I have actually been praised and admired,” he composed. “I can’t state why specific choices were or were not made however it had absolutely nothing to [do] with an absence of anything on my end.

“My self-dignity, worth, stability, personhood, manhood will never ever be questioned or jeopardized. It is not constantly about cash, either. With whatever in life, it is typically everything about timing. At this time in my life, the chance manages me the satisfaction of continuing to be a maker and leader of males, to do what I like, follow my enthusiasm and my dreams while not jeopardizing on who I am as a guy.”

Eventually, he invested simply one season as the Commanders’ offending organizer. It did not go as hoped, as the group completed in last location in the NFC East at 4-13 with an offense that was 24th in the league in lawns per video game and 25th in points per video game.

It was a far cry from his time as the offending organizer for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2018 to 2022.

Kansas City won 2 Lombardi Trophies, advanced to 3 Super Bowls and made the AFC Championship Game 5 times throughout that period as the gold requirement of the NFL. It definitely assists having Patrick Mahomes under center, however that time made Bieniemy a home name after he was formerly an assistant for Colorado, UCLA and the Minnesota Vikings.

Now he signs up with a UCLA program that might be gazing at a restoring procedure.

Head coach Chip Kelly delegated end up being Ohio State’s offending organizer right as the Bruins are signing up with a hard Big Ten that includes the Buckeyes,

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