Baylor football hires BYU Cougars' Jeff Grimes as offensive coordinator

Baylor football has hired BYU's Jeff Grimes as its new offensive coordinator, the school announced Monday.

Grimes spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator at BYU, which 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). He replaces Larry Fedora, who was fired after a year with Baylor, which ranked ninth in the Big 12 in both scoring offense (23.5 PPG) and total offense (310.2 yards per game).

"First of all, Jeff is a high-quality person," Baylor head coach Dave Aranda said in a prepared statement. "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."

A native of Garland, Texas, Grimes played offensive tackle at UTEP and began his coaching career in his home state. The 52-year-old has extensive experience coaching the offensive line, making stops at LSU, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Colorado, Arizona State and Boise State.

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