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Baylor hires BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes

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BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes has been named offensive coordinator of Baylor University, both schools announced Monday morning. (Photo: KUTV){ }

Brigham Young University's offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes has been named offensive coordinator of Baylor University, both schools announced Monday morning.

Grimes was hired as BYU’s offensive coordinator in 2018, taking over a Cougar offense that ranked 118th in the country. Three years after Grimes took over, BYU finished the 2020 season ranked in the top ten in scoring, total offense and third-down efficiency. He also produced a candidate for the Heisman Trophy--Zach Wilson.

"First of all, Jeff is a high-quality person," Bears head coach Dave Aranda said in a statement released by Baylor. "He is a family man. He is a true ball coach and a fundamental teacher of the game. He coaches a physical offense built on explosive plays in both the pass and run game."

There is a strong identity in what he does. We will be building to that vision, and I know he will hold our staff and players accountable to that standard. I am excited to welcome Jeff, Sheri and their family to Baylor.

Grimes’s first stint with BYU was in 2004 when he spent three seasons coaching the offensive line. He then spent time coaching the offensive line at Colorado, Auburn, Virginia Tech, and LSU before returning to BYU as a first-time coordinator.

In addition to taking over the Baylor offense, Grimes will coach the tight-end position.