Ryan Grubb rejects Alabama offer and stays in Washington

Sources confirmed this on Monday Ryan Grub We’re in Tuscaloosa to meet with Alabama head coach Nick Saban about the vacant offensive coordinator position at the Crimson Tide. This morning Dawgman was able to confirm that Grubb was offered the job but has decided to turn it down and will remain in Washington for the 2023 football season.

The first-year Washington offensive coordinator has been rewarded twice by Washington since the end of the regular season. Shortly after the Apple Cup, he signed an extension that extended him by two years and gave him a pay rise to $1.45 million for 2023, $1.55 million in 2024 and $1.67 million in 2024 year 2025 brought.

Then, after Washington’s big win over Texas at the Alamo Bowl, he was courted by Texas A&M and several other schools and received a second raise that will take his annual salary to $2 million per season.

Grubb is now the highest-paid Husky assistant in program history.

Last season, under Grubbs’ leadership, the Huskies ranked first nationally in passing yards (376.7 ypg), first downs (27.4 per game), third down conversions (57%) and completions of 10 yards or more (182 ). .

When asked why Washington was the right place after his first overtime, Grubb said it was an easy choice.

“My initial emotional reaction to being here (in January 2022) was that without really knowing anything about Washington, this place could be incredibly special,” Grubb said after his name crept onto the coaching carousel in December. “Now that I’m going through a full year and seeing the support of the community and the children who are participating in this program, this place is incredibly special, so I’m excited to be here.”

Penix had the best season of his collegiate career in 2022, throwing for a program record 4,641 while completing over 65% of his passes for 31 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Many expected him to go and take his game to the NFL, but he decided to return for one final season.

Washington receiver Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan each racked up 1,000 yards in reception, becoming the first receiving duo to ever do so in the same season in program history. Odunze also considered an early exit from the NFL, but opted to stay with McMillan for one final season.

No date has been announced, but the first day of the spring quarter is March 26, and the Huskies usually begin spring training shortly thereafter.