Ty Detmer was fired as BYU’s offensive coordinator this afternoon after two seasons in the role.
USA Today (@usatoday) reports, The BYU Cougars announced in a statement that they will immediately begin searching for Detmer’s replacement, who will be able to decide whether to retain other members of the offensive staff. BYU ranks 118th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total offense (325.2 yards per game) and 123rd in the country in scoring (17.1 points per game). Ty Detmer is a BYU alum and one of the most well known QB’s in the school’s history. Detmer played in the NFL for 14 seasons. Detmer played for 6 teams in his time in the NFL. Two of those seasons were with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he started in 13 games in 1996 and threw for 2,911 yards and 15 touchdowns. Detmer became the starting QB for the Birds after Rodney Peete suffered a knee injury in the 2nd game of the season. Detmer led the Eagles to a 7-4 record as starter, and helped to earn the team a playoff berth.