Vikings promote RB coach Bieniemy

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy has been given a promotion.

Head coach Brad Childress confirmed Monday that Bieniemy will be assistant head coach for the offense. Bieniemy will continue to be in charge of Adrian Peterson and the rest of the running backs, as he has since joining the staff in 2006 when Childress was hired.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier remains the assistant head coach and Darrell Bevell remains the offensive coordinator.

Bieniemy recently turned down an offer from the University of Southern California to be the offensive coordinator there.

The Vikings start training camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato with their first practice on Friday afternoon.