And just like that, Alabama football is back on in the market for an offensive coordinator.
The Crimson Tide appeared set at the position with one of the best in the country. Ryan Grubb had accepted and was working for Alabama football.
Then the Seattle Seahawks came calling. Grubb had a chance to return to Seattle and he took it.
This didn’t catch Alabama off guard, though. The Crimson Tide always knew it was a possibility.
“We knew when we hired Coach DeBoer that there was a chance that Coach Grubb may end up being either the head coach at UW or was on the radar screen with the Seattle Seahawks,” Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne told The Tuscaloosa News on Saturday morning. “Coach DeBoer had a plan for that and that is being worked on as we speak.”
Who are some of his options in mid-February? Here are some names that could make sense for the hire, in no particular order.
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Kirby Moore, Missouri offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
SEC offensive coordinator experience? Check.
Has worked under DeBoer? Check.
Wants to join Alabama and Alabama wants him? To be determined.
If DeBoer pursues Moore, it would make sense. Moore was the passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach under DeBoer at Fresno State from 2020-21. Then Moore took over as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach when DeBoer and Grubb left for Washington in 2022. Moore’s ascent continued when Eli Drinkwitz hired him as offensive coordinator at Missouri in 2023. The Tigers finished No. 29 in the country in scoring (32.5 points per game) and wound up winning the Sugar…
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Publish date : 2024-02-10 17:02:12
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