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News LSU hires Va. Tech assistant Jeff Grimes for offensive line job

Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by islstl, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. islstl

    islstl Occupy the BCS Staff Member

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
  2. islstl

    islstl Occupy the BCS Staff Member

    Virginia Tech's offense last year was probably the worst it's been in the Frank Beamer era, averaging only 22.5 ppg and 356 ypg (although 2012 was not much better at 25.1 and 377).

    The QB was sacked 33 times, up from 25 the previous year.
  3. shane0911

    shane0911 Veteran Member Staff Member

    hmm, go figure
  4. Kal-El012

    Kal-El012 Veteran Member

  5. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    Not many, if anyone, saw this one coming. Not a very impressive year for VT's Oline, but he was only there one season so he may not have had much to work with. Miles and Cameron obviously saw something in him that made them believe he was the right person for the job, so we have no choice but to trust their decision until proven otherwise.
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  6. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member


    Like stated earlier, not a sexy hire, but they liked him at VT. I don't think you can judge the guy in one year there. Their OL recruiting sucked before he got there and he wasn't hired by Beamer because the OL was doing great. Seems his OL recruiting was a big step up for them. They had a very unexperienced line with most playing new positions under a first year position coach. Not exactly a recipe for success. He should be a step up from stud the dud in both coaching and recruiting. Time will tell if it's a great hire or just a solid hire.
  7. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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  8. islstl

    islstl Occupy the BCS Staff Member

    Not sure about the recruiting success he had at Vtech. He did end up getting 5 O-linemen to commit in 2014 but not one of them were above 3 star or even close to being a 4 star. Not that the rating are the final say on how good they will be, but it's still something to use as a basis.
  9. islstl

    islstl Occupy the BCS Staff Member

    Well Dandy Don reported he was the front runner days ago. So based on that report, he was definitely on the radar.
  10. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    Yeah, I just didn't think he was the guy.

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