Breaking News: Another Experienced Alabama Crimson Tide Man Confirm He Wants To Leave

Reports: Ryan Grubb will leave Alabama to become offensive coordinator for Seattle Seahawks
Football in Alabama requires a new offensive coordinator. Ryan Grubb is becoming pro. He is the likely coach who will follow Kalen DeBoer from Washington to Tuscaloosa.

Grubb is joining the Seattle Seahawks under new head coach Mike Macdonald, according to numerous reports on Friday night. Matt Zenitz of 247Sports broke the story first. ESPN and The Seattle Times swiftly verified it. The Times’ Bob Condotta reports that the Seahawks may make Grubb’s hiring public tomorrow.

Days after DeBoer was unveiled by the university as the 28th head coach in school history, there were rumors circulating on January 14 that Grubb and wide receiver coach JaMarcus Shephard would follow suit and join the Crimson Tide. Even though it appeared as though DeBoer expanded his coaching staff, UA has not formally announced the hiring of anyone else.

Grubb didn’t update his social media bio to reflect his new role, unlike the majority of projected hiring. Additionally, according to Pro Football Talk, Grubb was one of the Alabama coaches recruiting for the Tide before to signing day. However, the veteran deputy of DeBoer started to receive interest from the Seahawks and had an interview last week.

A picture of Grubb addressing supporters at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Wednesday was posted by “The Next Round” as part of a nationwide signing day celebration. Grubb is said to have said, “I’m your new offensive coordinator,” during the conversation. Thirty days after Nick Saban’s unexpected resignation and less than a month into his job, Grubb is leaving Alabama with yet another opening.

“Everything surrounding the program is going to alter when there is a change and transition. Many of these programs are undergoing adjustments even in the absence of head coach transitions. It makes sense that you anticipate this happening to some degree. In response to questions from fans concerning a mass exodus of transfer portal talent, DeBoer stated on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on January 19 that “we’ll get the right people in the program, whether it’s staff, whether it’s players.”

Since 2007, when Grubb, 47, and DeBoer connected at Sioux Falls, an NAIA program, they have been teamed. Grubb initially served as DeBoer’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator in addition to his role as head coach. In various capacities, Grubb went with DeBoer to Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, and Washington. Before Saban selected Tommy Rees as Alabama’s offensive coordinator in 2022, Grubb, a reputable playcaller, was a contender.
The 16th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft is owned by the Seahawks. One of the best quarterbacks available is Michael Penix Jr., who led the Huskies to a national championship appearance while throwing for 4,903 yards and 36 touchdowns. If Grubb tries to get Shephard, offensive line coach Scott Huff, or tight ends coach Nick Sheridan back to Seattle, that may be the next domino to fall.

Kurtiss Riggs, the recently retired arena football league coach, or Shephard, DeBoer’s best buddy, might be Alabama’s next coordinator. Kirby Moore, the offensive coordinator for Missouri, who oversaw receivers at Fresno State from 2017 to 2018 when DeBoer was the quarterbacks coach and play-caller, might also receive a call.

The Tigers extended Moore’s contract prior to the Cotton Bowl. From 2024 onward, he will receive an annual salary of over $1.1 million. $850,000 would be his buyout.

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