EKU offensive line coach and associate head coach, Terry Heffernan, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will be leaving EKU after three years for an OL coaching position with the Buffalo Bills.
In his tweet Heffernan said, “I want to thank everyone at EKU for making my family and I feel so welcome and supported.”
He continued by saying, “Good luck this season Colonels. You have a fan in Buffalo.”
He posted the tweet from Orchard Park, NY, a suburb southeast of Buffalo.
Heffernan is a familiar face in the National Football League. Heffernan came to EKU after spending three seasons with the Detroit Lions in the NFL. While with the Lions, he served as the assistant offensive line coach in 2013, the offensive quality control coach in 2014 and was back as the assistant offensive line coach in 2015.
Heffernan has also coached at the University of Louisville in 2004 and the University of Michigan from 2005-07. Both times, he was a graduate assistant coach.
In his time at Eastern, Heffernan helped the EKU offensive line finish among the top-50 teams in the nation in total offense in 2016 according to EKU Sports. Last season, the Colonels finished with a winning record of 7-4 and a third place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference.
This article will be updated when more information is released.