The Vanderbilt Commodores are entering their first year under new head coach Clark Lea, who has some important hires to make for his first staff.

On Saturday night, it seems he made a couple of crucial hires for the offensive side of the ball.

Per Yahoo’s Pete Thamel, Vanderbilt is turning to Arizona Cardinals assistant David Raih as its new offensive coordinator:

Per Thamel, Raih worked with Lea during their time together at UCLA in 2009.

The Commodores are also expected to hire Colorado State OC Joey Lynch to be their new QB coach and passing game coordinator, per Thamel:

Lynch has some experience calling plays at the Group of 5 level, but it seems Raih would be the play-caller for the Commodores under this structure.

We’ll see if Vanderbilt can finalize these deals in the coming days.