It seems like Alabama never has much trouble reloading on talent from year to year.
At the end of every season, they send a ton of players to the NFL, with many being selected in the first round of the draft.
Still, their roster is always filled with 5-star replacements the following season.
It should be more of the same for the Crimson Tide heading into the 2023 season, but they may have a bit of trouble replacing their talent elsewhere in the program.
One of the downsides of being such a successful program is that it becomes difficult to keep coaches as they get big opportunities from other teams.
That is particularly true of Alabama’s offensive coordinators. Since 2016, Alabama has had Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian, Brian Daboll, Mike Locksley, and Bill O’Brien in this role.
With O’Brien accepting a job as the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, Alabama once again finds themselves looking for a new OC.
It was recently reported that they were interested in Washington’s offensive coordinator, Ryan Grubb, after a very successful 2022 season with the Huskies.
According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Grubb has turned to down the Alabama job.
Source: #Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb will remain with UW after meeting with Nick Saban about Alabama’s OC job Monday in Tuscaloosa. Grubb was a top target at Bama but will stay with the Huskies.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 31, 2023
In his first year as Washington’s offensive coordinator, Grubb took the Huskies from 108th in the country in scoring to 7th with a quarterback who had never thrown for more than 1645 yards in a season before this year.
The Huskies finished the season ranked in the top 10 and only missed out on a spot in the PAC-12 title game because of a tiebreaker.
It looks like Grubb has decided he has some unfinished business with the Huskies and wants to see how far he can help take the program in a second season.