We had heard for some time that Ryan Grubb was on the brief record of offensive coordinator choices for the NFL Seattle Seahawks. In line with ESPN sources, that transfer is occurring.
The Seattle Seahawks are hiring former University of Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb to the identical place on new coach Mike Macdonald’s workers, sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Pete Thamel on Friday.
Grubb had accepted the Alabama offensive coordinator job after spending the previous two seasons at UW underneath former Huskies and present Tide coach Kalen DeBoer, coordinating a pass-heavy offense that ranked sixth in FBS in yards per recreation (487.0) and sixth in scoring (36.7) in that span. With Michael Penix Jr. at quarterback, the Huskies led FBS in passing yards per recreation (355.8) the previous two seasons and ranked fifteenth in dropback proportion, calling passing performs 61.8% of the time.
A giant a part of this seems to be wanting to maintain his household in Seattle, and in keeping with Adam Rittenberg he could take OL coach Scott Huff together with him.
What I am listening to on Alabama’s workers, per sources, following Ryan Grubb’s departure.
– OL coach Scott Huff anticipated to affix Seahawks
– Nick Sheridan (TEs) and JaMarcus Shephard (WRs) each more likely to keep as co-OCs, which is critical. Sheridan may very well be playcaller, transfer to QBs.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) February 10, 2024
To be frank, I’m not terribly involved about Grubb particularly. The offense is Kalen DeBoer’s, and he constructed his profession as a prime notch offensive coordinator, final holding that publish for Indiana in 2019. As I stated final week when the rumors first surfaced, my assumption can be that the playcalling duties would probably keep in home ought to Grubb make that transfer. I’m a bit shocked to see that Sheridan is extra probably than Shephard to get these duties, however Sheridan did take over as Indiana’s OC when Kalen left for his first head teaching gig. Tom Allen, who was the pinnacle coach at Indiana on the time, noted in a current interview that Sheridan was a QB coach until DeBoer came in and replaced him.
“Kalen coached quarterbacks, however Nick was our quarterbacks coach,” Allen says. “I needed Kalen to educate the place he needed. So I stated, ‘Nick, I need to maintain you on workers, however I want you to change to tight ends.’ He wasn’t actual fired up about that.
“However Nick purchased in. I feel he’d let you know it was among the finest issues he’s ever carried out. He discovered from Kalen, however teaching a brand new place broadened his understanding of the offense. His willingness to try this is a testomony to his maturity. It was fairly cool.”
If these two guys stick round, DeBoer might want to rent a OL and TE coach. You need to marvel if former TE coach Joe Cox, who left for Ole Miss, would have been retained had the timing been completely different. Last summer it was reported that Kurtiss Riggs, 20 12 months head coach of the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Soccer League and DeBoer’s school roommate, had stepped down from his publish with the intention of becoming a member of his previous buddy in Seattle. It’s doable that he shall be thought of for some type of position at Alabama.
Huff is the large loss right here, as the development of the offensive line shall be maybe the one greatest key to Alabama’s success in 2024. That shall be a vital rent. It’s clearly nonetheless doable that DeBoer goes exterior the group for his OC as nicely. One title that has been floated prominently is Missouri OC Kirby Moore, who served as DeBoer’s passing recreation coordinator for a season at Fresno State. Sheridan has as a lot expertise in that position as he does, nevertheless, so promotions and raises to maintain the remaining offensive workers intact would most likely be prudent.
One factor is for sure: that is going to be an attention-grabbing spring.