The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

December 21, 2012

Auburn hires J.B. Grimes as new line coach


Associated Press

— AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn’s Gus Malzahn has hired J.B. Grimes to coach the offensive line.

Grimes has more than 30 years of college experience and held the same post for Malzahn last season at Arkansas State. Auburn announced the hiring Wednesday.

Malzahn calls Grimes “a tremendous coach who is one of the nation’s top teachers at the offensive line position.”

Grimes’ most recent posts before Arkansas State included stints at Kansas (2010-11) and Mississippi State (2004-08). He also has worked at East Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and Arkansas among other stops.