Auburn offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, who interviewed last week for the same post at Texas, has decided to remain with the Tigers, according to a report today by The Associated Press.
Grimes said the Texas opportunity was “very enticing” but he wants to build on the success he had in 2010 at Auburn, where the team finished 14-0 and won the BCS National Championship. Three Auburn offensive linemen were All-SEC selections.
With Grimes out of the picture, Texas’ search figures to turn to three candidates: Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline, Boise State offensive line coach Chris Strausser or Arkansas offensive line coach Chris Klenakis.
_ Jimmy Burch