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Former Commanders OC Eric Bieniemy to UCLA as OC/associate head coach

For the second consecutive year, Eric Bieniemy has a new job.

After 10 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs — the final five as offensive coordinator — Bieniemy left to become the offensive coordinator/assistant head coach of the Washington Commanders in 2023.

On Saturday, Bieniemy agreed to become the new offensive coordinator/assistant head coach for the UCLA Bruins and new head coach DeShaun Foster. UCLA’s former coach, Chip Kelly, left this offseason to become Ryan Day’s offensive coordinator at Ohio State.

Bieniemy, a Southern California native, returns to UCLA, where he spent three seasons (2003-05) as the running backs coach.

Bieniemy’s one season in Washington didn’t go well. The Commanders led the NFL in pass attempts and were last in rushing attempts. Washington finished 4-13, and Bieniemy reportedly had issues with multiple players regarding his coaching style. The Commanders had plenty of other problems, but Bieniemy didn’t help.

A two-time Super Bowl champion as Kansas City’s offensive coordinator, Bieniemy has been an OC at the college level before. In 2011, Bieniemy was offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Colorado, a role he held for two seasons before coming to the NFL with the Chiefs in 2013.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire