LSU Picks Jeff Grimes To Be Offensive Line Coach
The LSU Tigers have selected Jeff Grimes to be the team’s new offensive coordinator.
Grimes will replace Greg Studrawa, who had been on the LSU staff for the past seven seasons, and who was the offensive coordinator for the Tigers, before Cam Cameron arrived in 2013.
The 45-year old Grimes was the offensive line coach at Virginia Tech in 2013, with a Hokies’ team that went 8-5, including a 42-12 loss to UCLA in the Sun Bowl.
Prior to his one year on Blacksburg, Virginia, Grimes was the offensive line coach at Hardin Simmons (1998-1999), Boise St. (2000), Arizona St. (2001-2003), BYU (2004-2006), Colorado (2007-2008), and Auburn (2009-2012).
Following the 2010 season, and a BCS National Championship with Auburn, Grimes was reportedly interviewed by Texas for their offensive line coaching position, where he would have become the highest paid coach at that position in the country. Grimes elected to stay at Auburn, where he stayed through the completion of the 2012 season, when Guz Malzahn took over for former head coach Gene Chizik.
Born in Garland, Texas, Grimes played college football at UTEP, before getting into coaching.