According to reports, BYU football is bringing back former player and Cougars’ legend Ty Detmer.
Rod Zundel of KLS.com is reporting that according to his source, BYU is expected to hire Detmer to be the offensive coordinator. He’ll also play an important role with the quarterbacks, per Zundel.
In addition to his coordinator duties, Detmer is expected to coach and mentor BYU’s quarterbacks, including freshman starter Tanner Mangum,” Zunel writes.
The hire hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Zundel passes on that his source is someone with knowledge of the situation who asked not to be named because the contract has not been signed yet. That deal is expected to become official, though.
This is an interesting hire for many reasons, with the first being Detmer’s status in the BYU sports community. He’s without a doubt a legend, having won the Heisman Trophy at BYU in 1990 after throwing 5,188 yards and 41 touchdowns in his junior year. Detmer went on to have a 14-year NFL career, so he without a doubt knows a thing or two about having success at the highest level.
With that said, per Zunel, this will be Detmer’s first college coaching job, so it’s a bit intriguing that he’s going to be in such an important role for new head coach Kalani Sitake. Detmer has been a head football coach at the high school level down in Texas since 2009, so he does have that experience under his belt.
Either way, it’s hard to deny that this is going to be a move that will create a lot of excitement for BYU once it’s officially announced.