Eric Bieniemy, Colorado's offensive coordinator the past two seasons, is under strong consideration to be the running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, two sources close to the situation said Thursday.

If Bieniemy gets the job, he would be reunited with new Chiefs coach Andy Reid, whom Bieniemy played for his last year in the NFL in 1999 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bieniemy would also again work with Brad Childress, whom Reid is expected to hire as an adviser and was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings when Bieniemy served as his running backs coach.

Colorado's offense struggled under Bieniemy the past two years, finishing 116th nationally this past season and 92nd in 2011.

Before joining the Colorado coaching staff, the former CU star coached the Vikings' running backs from 2006-10. He also coached at UCLA from 2003-05 after starting his coaching career as a CU assistant from 2001-02.

2013 schedule set. The Buffaloes have two byes in their 2013 schedule, announced Thursday, and will play their regular- season finale on a Saturday instead of a Friday for the first time in 17 years.

CU will have a bye between its three nonconference games (opening against Colorado State in Denver on Aug. 31) and its Pac-12 schedule. The Buffaloes open league play at Oregon State on Oct. 5, their first game against the Beavers since joining the league two years ago.

CU gets another bye Oct. 19 before its Oct. 26 homecoming game against Arizona.

The Buffs' traditional regular-season finale against Utah will be played on the road Saturday, Nov. 30. The Pac-12's TV partners, ESPN and Fox, selected Oregon State at Oregon and Washington State at Washington for their Friday slots.

CU won't play Stanford or Washington State as part of the Pac-12's rotating league schedule.

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