From BYU Back To Bayou For Jeff Grimes?
A day after jettisoning defensive coordinator Bo Pelini, defensive line coach Bill Johnson and safeties coach Bill Busch, LSU made more changes on Tuesday, as offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger will transition into a staff analyst role on. Does this clear the way for another familiar face to return to Baton Rogue? Brigham Young University concluded its best season since 1996, as the Cougars put up video game numbers in a 49-23 rout over Central Florida in the Boca Raton Bowl. The architect of BYU's offense is Jeff Grimes, who came to Provo in 2018 after serving as offensive line coach/run game coordinator for LSU from 2014-17. Grimes served in similar capacities with Boise State, Arizona State, Colorado, Auburn and Virginia Tech along with a previous stint with BYU. After a disastrous 2017 season, Grimes revived the Cougars offensive attack, led this year by star QB and possible No. 2 overall NFL draft pick Zach Wilson. BYU's schemes involve pre-snap and jet sweep motions, part of LSU's previous offense led by Grimes and previous coordinator Matt Canada.
Another plot twist, there are reports that neither Grimes or offensive line coach Eric Mateos
made the trip to Boca Raton. Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake deflected a question on the coaches absence in his post-game press conference. This would not be the first time BYU and LSU have been linked, Gary Crowton served as BYU head coach from 2001-04 and was a LSU offensive coordinator from 2007-2010 With BYU's season in the books logic dictates Grimes will be hot property for an offensive coordinator gig in the SEC or other Power Five school. This would be a hire that would make sense.