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Sources: Baylor hiring Jeff Grimes as offensive coordinator

Baylor is set to hire Jeff Grimes as its new offensive coordinator, sources confirmed to FootballScoop on Monday morning. Yahoo's Pete Thamel first reported the news.

Grimes recently completed his third season as the offensive coordinator at BYU; his 2020 offense was among the best in the nation. BYU tied for the national lead in yards per play (7.84) and tied for third in scoring (43.5 points per game).

The Cougars ranked third in the nation in plays of 10+ yards (234) and 20+ yards (83) and led the country in plays of 30+ yards (45). Quarterback Zach Wilson developed into an expected first-round pick.

A longtime offensive line coach, Grimes directed the O-line for Hardin-Simmons, Boise State, Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Auburn, Virginia Tech and LSU before becoming BYU's offensive coordinator. He held run game coordinator responsibilities at Arizona State, Colorado, Virginia Tech and LSU.

A Garland, Texas, native, Grimes played at Texas A&M under RC Slocum and earned a Master's degree at UTEP. He also deposited GA stints at A&M and Rice.

At Baylor, Grimes will inherit an offense that surpassed only Kansas in yards per play (4.44) and scoring (23.3 points per game) in the Big 12. Longtime starting quarterback Charlie Brewer transferred to Utah, meaning the 2021 campaign will be a complete makeover for Dave Aranda's team.

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