Ty Detmer Is Solid, Interesting Hire For BYU

Brad Berreman, Rantsports

New BYU head coach Kalani Sitake announced the hiring of two assistant coaches Thursday, with Ilaisa Tuiaki following Sitake from Oregon State to become defensive coordinator and Ty Detmer coming in as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

From Sitake’s statement, released by the university.

“It’s an honor to announce Ty Detmer and Ilaisa Tuiaki as the offensive and defensive coordinators on our coaching staff at BYU,” Sitake said in a statement released by the university. “Each has an exceptional football mind and a real passion to help our young men succeed on and off the football field. I am looking forward to working with them as we complete our staff and prepare our team for the 2016 season.”

Detmer is of course a familiar name to BYU and college football fans, as a record-setting former Cougars’ quarterback, the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner and a College Football Hall of Famer (Class of 2012). Detmer is still fifth in NCAA history in passing yards (15,031), second in yards per attempt (9.8) and tied for seventh in passing touchdowns (121).

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