PROVO, Utah (ABC4 Sports) - After one of the worst seasons in recent BYU history, head coach Kalani Sitake announced that offensive coordinator Ty Detmer has been relieved of his duties after two seasons as offensive coordinator, but will remain under contract.
In a statement released to the media, BYU will immediately begin a search for a new offensive coordinator. The new coordinator will make decisions regarding the offensive staff.
It is possible Detmer could remain on staff as the team's quarterbacks coach.
Detmer released a statement saying, "Although I'm disappointed I won't have the opportunity to turn things around as the OC, I'll always be grateful to Kalani for giving me the opportunity to return to BYU and coach there. I want to thank those that have supported me the past 2 seasons! I love the people I've been able to work with these past 2 years and wish everyone the best! At this time I don't know what the future holds for our family but I'll always been proud to be a Cougar!"
Having just completed a 4-9 season, its worst record since 1970, major changes were expected on the coaching staff.
The BYU offense was ranked 123rd out of 129 teams in the nation in scoring offense at 17.1 points per game, and 118th in total offense with 325 yards per game.
Detmer dealt with several injuries this past season, especially at quarterback, where Tanner Mangum and backup Beau Hoge both went down with season-ending injuries. BYU's running back situation was also volatile with injuries and suspensions.
The Cougars scored 10 or fewer points five times this season.
Detmer won the Heisman Trophy as BYU's quarterback in 1990, setting 42 NCAA records, and went on to play 14 seasons in the NFL.
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