Entering 2024, the Alabama Football team will have its third offensive coordinator in three years with Ryan Grubb calling the plays. Last offseason, before hiring Tommy Rees, Nick Saban offered Ryan Grubb the offensive coordinator job but Grubb turned it down; in part due to his loyalty to Kalen DeBoer. Grubb has been the offensive coordinator for Kalen DeBoer at every stop from Sioux Falls to Fresno State and finally to Washington.
How well the Alabama Football team fares in 2024 will heavily hinge on how well Ryan Grubb's offense performs given the heavy turnover on the Tide's defense. At his disposal, Grubb will have a Heisman candidate at quarterback in Jalen Milroe and three talented young running backs in Jam Miller, Justice Haynes, and Richard Young. He'll also have a talented receiving core with Washington transfer Germie Bernard and returnees Kendrick Law, Kobe Prentice, Jalen Hale, and CJ Dippre. Incoming, he'll have a talented group of weapons including Rico Scott, Amari Jefferson, Aeryn Hampton, and Caleb Odom.
One of the biggest facets of Ryan Grubb and Kalen DeBoer's offense is their play-action passes. The pair uses a vertical passing attack in the play-action passing game to create explosive plays which was an area that Alabama struggled in. This could be especially helpful with a group of receivers that have explosive speed with Germie Bernard, Kobe Prentice, and Kendrick Law excelling in the potential role.