Creating BYU’s new offense through the eyes of only retained coach on that side of the ball

How do you create an offense?

That’s the chore new BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes faces in the month of March. It began in full force the day after National Letter of Intent Day, once he had his entire staff hired and in the office, the final face a running backs coach from Rice University.

Grimes organized meetings with BYU’s offensive coaches, sessions that ran from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They went over every aspect of the offense. After a break for lunch at 11 a.m. and brief personal workouts as a staff, they were back at it for the rest of the day. This was the routine for 15 days.

One of the first things Grimes told his guys is that this BYU gig was his first as a coordinator and he wanted “to do it right.” He then explained what that meant.

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