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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy would not say whether he would have an interest in the vacant head coach position at USC.
“I’m where my feet are,” Bieniemy said Thursday as the Chiefs continued their preparation for Sunday night at the Baltimore Ravens. “When all is said and done, I’m focused on the task. I’m not worried about anything where my name is mentioned. My job right now is to make sure we prepare for this weekend’s opponent.
“If USC reached out to me right now, my answer would be ‘I’m preparing for this team to play against the Baltimore Ravens.’ This is how I roll … My job is to make sure we are ready to play a complete, healthy, 60 minute football match so we can come out and win the match. ”
USC fired coach Clay Helton on Monday, two days after a 42-28 defeat at home to Stanford. Donte Williams was appointed the Trojans interim coach.
League sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter earlier this week that they believe Bieniemy will appear as a candidate for the USC job. Bieniemy, who went to high school in Los Angeles, has previously told confidants that USC is one of the only university jobs that could interest him, Schefter reported.
Bieniemy has interviewed several NFL head coaches in recent seasons, but has yet to receive a job offer.
On Wednesday, Jaguars coach Urban Meyer responded to speculation that the USC job might interest him by saying there was “no chance” he would leave Jacksonville to coach the Trojans.