Kalen DeBoer's departure from Washington to become the head coach at Alabama undoubtedly leaves a significant void in the coaching staff of the Washington Huskies.
As Athletic Director Troy Dannen begins the search for the next head coach, one name stands out as the ideal candidate to maintain continuity and build upon the success of the program – current offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb.
Grubb turned down the offer to be Alabama's offensive coordinator last year and could end up following DeBoer for the same position this year.
Having been a crucial part of DeBoer's coaching staff throughout his head coaching career, Grubb possesses a deep understanding of the team's dynamics and a proven track record of success and the Huskies need to offer him right now.
Grubb's ability to orchestrate the nation's top passing offense last year showcases his coaching prowess. His strategic mindset and proficiency in developing an effective offensive scheme align perfectly with the Huskies' football philosophy and make him a prime candidate for the head coaching position. Grubb is the closest thing to ensuring a seamless transition that preserves the positive atmosphere DeBoer cultivated in the Huskies' locker room.
In light of these factors, making the first call to Ryan Grubb seems not only logical but imperative. By securing Grubb as the head coach, the Washington Huskies can build upon their recent success and continue to be a dominant force in college football. The continuity he offers, both in coaching philosophy and team dynamics, makes him the ideal candidate to lead the Huskies into a new era of success.