Bieniemy brushes off USC rumors, focused on matchup with Ravens

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Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been linked to the vacant head coaching job at USC, but he didn't acknowledge the rumors at his press conference Thursday.

"You guys know me, I am where my feet are. So when it's all said and done with, I am focused on the task at hand," Bieniemy said. "I am not worried about anything or where my name is being mentioned. My job right now is to make sure that we're preparing for this weekend's opponent."

Bieniemy is expected to emerge as a candidate for the USC opening and has told those close to him that joining the Trojans is one of the only college gigs he'd consider, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

However, he reaffirmed that his focus is on the Chiefs' upcoming game.

"If USC reached out to me right now, my answer would be I am preparing for this team to play against the Baltimore Ravens, and that's how I roll," he said.

The Chiefs play-caller has ties to the West Coast. He attended high school in California and spent three years as a running backs coach at UCLA from 2003 to 2005.

Bieniemy is in his ninth season on Andy Reid's coaching staff and fourth as the offensive coordinator. They've fashioned one of the most prolific offenses in football, ranking in the top six in points scored in each of the last four seasons.

The 52-year-old is expected to draw interest for head coaching vacancies in the NFL's next hiring cycle, but he's been passed over the last two years.

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