Texas A&M Football OC Candidates: Ryan Grubb, Washington
This one is what I would consider a long shot. Grubb has been attached at the hip to Kalen DeBoer even back to the days when the two of them were at Sioux Falls, an NAIA school. They’ve gone everywhere together, from Fresno State and now Washington. Reportedly, Jimbo and Texas A&M football made a hard charge at Grubb this past offseason, and he had one foot out the door before reversing course and sticking in Seattle. It’s worked out great for him, of course, as the Huskies are undefeated and have one of the top offenses in the country.
It’s for this reason that I find this a long shot. If Grubb turned this one down beforehand, that makes it feel less likely he would consider it a second time. The difference in head man is obvious, of course, but you would have to think that Grubb—a bit less of a known quantity last year—is attracting even more attention this go-round. Not only for offensive coordinator, either: Grubb may have some prospects for a head job at certain places.
That said, there are certain questions with Grubb as well. His on-field bona fides are obvious, but how can he recruit? How familiar is he with the landscape? These are all things that should be considered. Additionally, the Huskies have seen a bit of an offensive drop off in recent weeks, which should be weighed in this decision. Grubb would be a great candidate, no doubt—but for my money, I’d rather have Stein.