Last month, KSL.com reported that several BYU assistant football coaches were contacted about positions at other schools. The report indicated that the prime time for personnel changes had passed, but that there was still the possibility that coaches could be lured away. Apparently, that window of opportunity remains open. Schools are still talking to BYU coaches, and one of them is listening.
Earlier today, BYU
's athletic communications office confirmed to TBS that Cougar offensive line coach Jeff Grimes
will travel to Boulder, Colo. this weekend to interview for a position at the University of Colorado
. Yesterday, Colorado confirmed that offensive line coach Chris Strausser
will leave the Buffaloes and return to Boise State
Coach Strausser went to Boulder from Boise State last off-season when former BSU head coach Dan Hawkins took the head coaching job at Colorado. Strausser will take over as tight ends coach and running game coordinator for the Broncos.
Coach Grimes came to BYU from Arizona State after the 2003 season. The offensive line at BYU showed significant improvement under Grimes. In 2004, Grimes' first year with at BYU, the Cougars gave up 39 sacks. Last season, BYU was tied for first in the Mountain West in sacks allowed with 15.
Coach Grimes has connections to Coach Hawkins. The two coached together at Boise State during the 2000 season.