LSU expects O-line coach Jeff Grimes to leave for BYU

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LSU is losing offensive line coach Jeff Grimes to BYU as he will become their offensive coordinator.

Head coach Kalani Sitake made it official Thursday morning after several media outlets including Fox 13 reported that the hire was imminent.

The news release says Grimes is a 25-year coaching veteran, including 10 seasons as a running game coordinator and two as an assistant head coach.

BYU's release said one of Grimes' first duties will be completing his offensive staff for the Cougars, meaning that offensive line coach Mike Empey, running backs coach Reno Mahe, receivers coach Ben Cahoon and tight ends coach Steve Clark could be retained or released. There's no telling if Detmer would even want to remain on the staff, but one would imagine he would if there was an offer.

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Cregg has served in the past as Tennessee's offensive line coach and won a Super Bowl as a member of the Denver Broncos' staff a couple of years ago. The inaugural early signing period begins next Wednesday, and the Tigers have four offensive linemen committed, including the top-ranked junior college tackle in Badara Traore. The Cougars finished 123rd in the country in scoring offense and 118th in total offense. The Tiger offense has averaged more than 200 rushing yards per game for five consecutive seasons, including the last four under Grimes-a school record.

Grimes served one year under longtime coach Frank Beamer as the team's running game coordinator and offensive line coach.

Grimes is from Garland, Texas, and was a four-year letterwinner at UTEP as an offensive tackle. His offensive line paved the way for four straight 1,000-yard rushers in each of his four seasons at the SEC school. In 2001, four of his seniors were drafted into the National Football League, marking just the second time that had been done at any school since the National Football League adopted the seven-round draft format in 1993. His first two seasons in El Paso he was mentored by offensive line coach and current Kansas City Chiefs' head coach and former BYU Cougar Andy Reid.

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