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Chiefs hire USC running backs coach DeLand McCullough to replace promoted Bieniemy

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The Kansas City Chiefs officially hired DeLand McCullough as their new running backs coach on Friday. (USC) The Kansas City Chiefs officially hired DeLand McCullough as their new running backs coach on Friday. (USC)
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The Kansas City Chiefs officially hired DeLand McCullough as their new running backs coach on Friday.

McCullough, who served as the University of Southern-California running backs coach during the 2017-2018 season, would replace Eric Bieniemy, who was just promoted to the Chiefs offensive coordinator position.

“Deland has a track record of success teaching young running backs and he’s also played in this league,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “I enjoyed the time I spent getting to know him and believe he will be a very good addition to our coaching staff.”   

McCullough played two seasons in the NFL, playing for the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles. During his time in college he as a finalist for the Doak Walker Award while at the University of Miami of Ohio. 

This season at USC under McCullough, running back Ronald Jones II rushed for 1,550 yards and 19 touchdowns. 

McCullough also spent six years at the University of Indiana, coaching multiple running backs who ended up being drafted in the NFL. Most notably, running backs Tevin Coleman who rushed for over 2,000 yards in 2014, and Jordan Howard who rushed for over 1,000 yards in both 2016 and 2017. 

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