Virginia Tech's Jeff Grimes hired as LSU offensive line coach _lowres

Photo courtesy of VIRGINIA TECH -- Virginia Tech assistant Jeff Grimes was hired as the offensive line coach by LSU.

It’s official: LSU has hired Jeff Grimes as its offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

The school confirmed the hire in a statement on Tuesday. The Advocate reported the news last Wednesday afternoon.

Grimes, 45, has been linked to the job for several days and emerged last Tuesday as the leading candidate to replace Greg Studrawa, who “left” the school after seven seasons, the university said.