Kalen DeBoer has been on the job exactly a month as Alabama football’s new coach. In 30 days’ time, he’s:
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Of course, that’s just been the personnel side of things. There’s also been the massive task of obtaining buy-in from current players for a coach and a system they hadn’t signed up for, the implementation of an offseason program, and preparation for 15 fast-approaching spring practices.
That’s some month.
And now, to start off the next 30 days, the right-hand man for DeBoer’s offense, Ryan Grubb, has decided to hang back in Seattle as offensive coordinator of the NFL’s Seahawks. Hard to blame him. Who wouldn’t prefer to coach in the NFL given the Excedrin headaches coaching at the college level can bring about? It’s just about football in the pros, which is an attractive simplicity at a time when college ball is increasingly about so much more. UA Director of Athletics Greg Byrne told The Tuscaloosa News that DeBoer foresaw and had a plan for the possibility of Grubb’s here-today, gone-tomorrow stopover at UA.
But you can bet it’s a plan DeBoer hoped never to have to pull out of the drawer.
Enter Kirby Moore?
The Missouri offensive coordinator, having served as DeBoer’s wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for two seasons at Fresno State, is thought to be a strong possibility to replace Grubb. That said, DeBoer has already proven capable of making a hire out of left field, as he did with new defensive assistant Maurice Linguist.
Moore, the younger brother of newly-hired Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, Kirby directed a Mizzou offense that scored 48 touchdowns last season, fourth-most in…
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Author : The Tuscaloosa News
Publish date : 2024-02-12 19:49:18
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