LSU announces Grimes hiring

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU on Tuesday confirmed last week's report that Jeff Grimes will be the Tigers' offensive line coach and running game coordinator.

"Jeff comes to our staff with great experience and as a coach who is very familiar with the SEC,” LSU coach Les Miles said in a university release. “He helped Auburn win a national title in 2010 and has been part of some very successful programs.

“He's a tremendous technician and will do a great job teaching our offensive line. He has a track record of putting guys in the NFL and producing outstanding offensive linemen. He's a great addition to the staff and I'm looking forward to working with him for many years.”

Grimes was a member of Gene Chizik's staff at Auburn from 2009-12 and spent last season coaching the offensive line at Virginia Tech. He also has made stops at Colorado, BYU, Arizona State, Boise State and Hardin-Simmons as an assistant and Rice and Texas A&M as a graduate assistant.

His new LSU offensive line returns four starters from last season, including second-team All-SEC honoree La'El Collins at left tackle.