5 Reasons Alabama Football Fans Should Not Worry about the Ryan Grubb Departure - Yahoo Sports
Legendary head coach Nick Saban retired, Kalen DeBoer is new head coach of Alabama Crimson Tide, offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb leaving for NFL.
The offseason for Alabama Crimson Tide football fans has been filled with uncertainty and change. First, the retirement of legendary head coach Nick Saban was announced, followed quickly by the introduction of Kalen DeBoer as the new head coach of the Crimson Tide.
In the past month, Coach DeBoer has put together an impressive coaching staff, with offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb at the forefront. However, it has now been reported that Grubb is leaving Tuscaloosa to call plays for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.
Despite the potential setback, Coach DeBoer is faced with the task of replacing his play-caller. However, it's important for Tide fans to remain calm, as the situation may not be as dire as it seems.
Coach DeBoer has a track record of surrounding himself with a strong coaching staff, and Alabama is an attractive place for top coaching talent. Additionally, players committed to Alabama because of Coach DeBoer, not Grubb. While it's likely that some players will transfer following the spring, it's unlikely to be solely due to Grubb's departure.
With more than a month before spring football practice begins, Coach DeBoer has ample time to make a new hire. It's also possible that he already has a replacement in mind from his current staff, such as tight ends coach Nick Sheridan or wide receivers coach JaMarcus Shepard, both of whom have experience calling plays at the Power Five level.
It's important to remember that DeBoer is the mastermind behind his offense and has groomed Grubb over the years. Regardless of who the offensive coordinator is, DeBoer will likely have a significant influence on the offense.
In conclusion, while the departure of Ryan Grubb may seem like a significant loss for Alabama, Coach DeBoer's track record and the potential replacements within his coaching staff suggest that the Crimson Tide will be well-equipped to move forward.