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Chiefs confirm the hiring of new running backs coach from USC

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The Kansas City Chiefs made it official with the hiring of Deland McCullough as their new running backs coach. The Chiefs running backs coach job was open after they promoted Eric Bieniemy to offensive coordinator.

McCullough comes to KC from USC.

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

Here’s the bio the Chiefs supplied with the announcement:

McCullough joins the Chiefs after spending the 2017 season at USC as the Trojans Running Backs/Running Game Coordinator. Prior to his stint at USC he spent six years coaching the running backs at Indiana University. He also served as the Hoosiers’ Special Teams Coordinator-Return Units Coach in 2016. At Indiana, he mentored three future NFL running backs in Stephen Houston, Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard. Prior to his stint at Indiana he worked as an offensive and special teams intern with Miami (Ohio) where he played running back as an undergrad. He played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals (1996-97) and Philadelphia Eagles (1997). He also played professionally with the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1998-99) and the XFL’s Chicago Enforcers (2001).