Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Coach Grimes is one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football. He brought the “RVO” mentality to Waco, a “Reliable, Violent Offense” that is an attacking, multiple-formation offense that runs a few plays many different ways. Under his direction, the Bears have scored 34.8 points per game through 10 games in 2022 and averaged 436.9 yards per game. With a trio of dynamic running backs, an accurate quarterback, an incredibly experienced offensive line and one of the youngest receiving corps in the nation, Grimes has the defending Big 12 champions in the mix once again.
Coach's Past Performance
Grimes is in his second season as Baylor’s offensive coordinator. He has been a Broyles Award finalist in each of the last two seasons (2021, Baylor and 2020, BYU). He guided Connor Galvin to 2021 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year honors and previously coached four offensive All-Americans at BYU the year prior. Since 2000, 17 offensive linemen that played under Grimes have been selected in the NFL Draft. A 29-year coaching veteran, Grimes has made stops at LSU, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Colorado, BYU, Arizona State and Boise State before coming to Waco.
Team Record and Standings
6-4 overall, 4-3 Big 12, currently tied for third in Big 12 play.