The Kansas City Chiefs made it back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years. Two former Mizzou football coaches lead the way as the head coach and assistant head coach.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium to advance to Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2. The win sends Kansas City to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, and the two men leading the way for Kansas City are former Mizzou football coaches.
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Andy Reid and Dave Toub coached together in CoMo for three years during 1989-1991. They have been in Kansas City for the past seven seasons together, and now they are AFC Champions. The Chiefs fell behind 17-7 on Sunday before Patrick Mahomes and Co. turned it up on offense and went on a 28-0 run to gain control of the game.
Reid, a head coach in the NFL for the past 21 years, coached at Mizzou for three years as the offensive line coach. It was Reid’s last stint in college before he moved on to the Green Bay Packers to become an assistant. After his time with Green Bay, Reid was hired as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years before the Chiefs.
Toub spent a lot more time at Mizzou.
The Kansas City assistant head coach and special teams coordinator was with the Tigers for 12 seasons before Reid hired him to help in Philadelphia. To this day, Mizzou remains Toub’s longest tenure at one place. He was the strength and conditioning coach for nine years and the defensive line coach for three.
After three seasons with the Eagles, Toub was named the special teams coordinator for the Chicago Bears. He was there for nine years before Reid was hired by the Chiefs. One of the first coaches he hired was Toub, and the two reunited in the state of Missouri in 2013.
Now, they are sending Missouri’s pro team to the Super Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy also has a connection to Mizzou football, outside of that Fifth Down Game. As Alex Schiffer of The Kansas City Star wrote about last summer, defensive coordinator Ryan Walters was babysat by Bieniemy.