BYU is reportedly losing its offensive coordinator as Jeff Grimes will take the same position at Baylor, according to multiple reports.
Sources: Baylor is targeting BYU OC Jeff Grimes as the new offensive coordinator, and a deal is expected to be finalized today. Grimes was a finalist for the Broyles Award this year, as BYU finished No. 3 in scoring offense with 43.5 ppg.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 4, 2021
Grimes came to BYU in 2018 after inheriting one of the worst offenses in BYU history. He turned around BYU’s offense in three seasons, particularly the offensive line position, and led BYU the third best scoring offense this season nationally at 43.5 ppg. Baylor is lead by head coach Dave Aranda, whom Grimes worked under at LSU when Aranda was OC and Grimes was OL Coach.
With Grimes gone, passing-game coordinator and QB Coach Aaron Roderick is the heavy favorite to take over the OC position. Roderick has been heavily involved in the offense’s decision making and was instrumental in developing QB Zach Wilson.
One position to keep an eye on is OL Coach Eric Mateos. Mateos was a Jeff Grimes hire two seasons ago when Ryan Pugh took the OC job at Troy. Mateos will undoubtedly get inquires from Baylor and other P5 schools. If Mateos leaves, BYU will have some big voices to replace on the offensive line room with Grimes and Mateos both gone.
BYU will play Jeff Grimes and Baylor in the 2021 season when they travel to Waco October 16 to take on the Baylor Bears.