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Baylor Hires BYU’s Jeff Grimes as New Offensive Coordinator

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The Baylor Bears have their new offensive coordinator, as the program will hire Jeff Grimes from BYU, according to multiple reports.

Grimes will reportedly replace Larry Fedora after he was let go after one season. This season, BYU scored 69 touchdowns in 12 games played. The offensive unit also averaged 5.22 yards per play while eclipsing 6,000 total yards.

Baylor struggled offensively and ranked ninth in the Big 12 in both scoring offense (23.5 PPG) and total offense (310.2 yards per game).

Grimes spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator with the Cougars, who went 11-1 in 2020 and boasted the nation’s No. 3 scoring offense (43.5 PPG) and was the leader in yards per play (7.84).


Grimes this year was a finalist for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach.

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Grimes, who is from Garland, Texas and played offensive tackle at UTEP. He has extensive experience coaching the offensive line, including being on the staff at LSU, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Colorado, and Arizona State.

Baylor finished its first season under Dave Aranda with a 2-7 record after beating Kansas and Kansas State.

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