Ty Detmer ousted as BYU Football offensive coordinator

Ty Detmer. Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 27, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Ty Detmer has been relieved of his role as BYU Football’s offensive coordinator, head coach Kalani Sitake announced Monday morning.

Detmer served as offensive coordinator the past two seasons, said a news release from BYU Football.

“Detmer and all coaches remain under contract on the staff,” the news release said. “BYU will immediately begin a search for a new offensive coordinator. The new coordinator will make decisions regarding the offensive staff.”

Detmer’s hiring was announced just before Christmas 2015. He is a former BYU quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and 14-year NFL veteran.

Detmer grew up in Texas, attended Southwest High School in San Antonio, won high school All-American honors in football, and was the Texas Player of the Year.

He attended BYU, where he played for the Cougars from 1987 to 1991. In Detmer’s junior year— the year he received the Heisman—he passed for 5,188 yards, had 41 touchdowns in 12 regular season games, and claimed 42 NCAA records.

In his 14 seasons in the NFL, starting with the Green Bay Packers in 1992, Detmer played in 54 games with 25 starts, had 6,351 passing yards with 34 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.


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