BYU football announces Ty Detmer has been relieved of his offensive coordinator duties
BYU head coach Kalani Sitake announced Monday morning that Ty Detmer has been relieved of his role as the team’s offensive coordinator. Detmer, the only Cougar quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy, served as offensive coordinator.
According to the press release, Detmer and all coaches remain under contract on the staff. BYU will immediately begin a search for a new offensive coordinator. The new coordinator will make decisions regarding the offensive staff.
Under Detmer’s direction, the Cougars struggled during the 2017 season to move the football and put points on the board. BYU ended up 118th in the nation in total offense (325.2 yards per game) and 123rd in scoring offense (17.1 points per game).
The Cougars were hampered by injuries to key skill positions as they were forced to use four different quarterbacks and at least seven different running backs.
There is no clear choice for a replacement offensive coordinator, although Aaron Roderick — a former Cougar wide receiver who worked with Sitake at Utah — does have experience as offensive coordinator with the Utes.