Washington OC Ryan Grubb won't be head coach, leaves program

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 14 Jan, 2024 at 07:27 PM

Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb said he has been passed over for the Huskies' head-coaching position and is leaving the program.

Following his announcement late Saturday on social media, several outlets reported Sunday that Grubb is expected to join his old boss, Kalen DeBoer, named Thursday as the head coach at Alabama.

"Though I wanted to be, I will not be the next head coach at the University of Washington," Grubb wrote. "It would have been a dream to stay here and fight to maintain the standard that had been reestablished. I showed up every day early and stayed late gladly to fight for my family ... and with tears in my eyes I know my last day in Husky Stadium has come."

Grubb arrived at Washington with DeBoer before the 2022 season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after working with him at Fresno State. He previously worked at Eastern Michigan, Sioux Falls and South Dakota State.

In his first season, the Huskies led the nation in passing offense (369.8 yards per game) and third-down conversions (57 percent) and finished second in total offense (515.8 yards).

The prior season, Washington was 73rd in pass offense and 114th in total offense in the nation.

In 2023, the No. 2 Huskies (15-1) reached the College Football Playoff final, losing 34-13 to No. 1 Michigan. They were second in the nation in passing offense (343.7 yards per game) and 12th in total offense (462.1 yards).

--Field Level Media