Vikings offer running backs job to Gene Huey

Gene Huey is weighing an offer to become the running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings and work with one of the most talented players in the league in Adrian Peterson.

Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star reports that Huey confirmed Tuesday he had been fired by the Colts after the longest tenure in club history – 304 regular-season games.

Huey worked with Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James and Joseph Addai, three Pro Bowl performers right there, but coach Jim Caldwell determined it was time to cut ties. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier worked with Huey with the Colts, and quickly offered him a job. Minnesota is working to replace Eric Bieniemy, who departed for the University of Colorado.

"I can't be thankful enough to Jim Irsay for keeping me here through three head coaches,” Huey told Richards. “I'm forever indebted because he enabled me to raise my family in one town with one job."
Now, he has to decide if he wants to join the Vikings.

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