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BYU football fires offensive coordinator Ty Detmer after two seasons

Posted at 11:22 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 19:37:55-05

PROVO, Utah – Brigham Young University head football coach Kalani Sitake announced Ty Detmer has been relieved from his position as offensive coordinator Monday.

Detmer had been in that role for the past two seasons, the university said Monday.

However, Sitake said Detmer and all coaches remain under contract on the BYU staff.

In a statement made Monday evening, Detmer said:

“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 through these 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 be proud to be a Cougar!”

BYU said it will immediately begin the search for Detmer’s replacement.

Detmer won the Heisman Trophy in 1990 as BYU’s quarterback.