Alabama Football: Breaking down Ryan Grubb's past offenses by the numbers

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Washington 2022-2023

Grubb followed Kalen Deboer once again to their biggest stop to date as the offensive coordinator for the Washington Huskies. At Washington, Ryan Grubb coached the most comparable players to the talent he'll have to coach in Tuscaloosa.

In 2022, the Washington Huskies averaged 40 points per game under Grubb after averaging just 21.5 points per game in 2021 before Grubb and DeBoer arrived. The offense saw career years for transfer quarterback Michael Penix and receivers Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan. Michael Penix would pass for 4,641 yards and 31 touchdowns, a massive step forward from his career 4,197 yards in his four seasons before arriving at Washington. Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan both had 1,000-yard receiving seasons for the Huskies as the team became a juggernaut offensively.

In 2023, the Huskies would take a massive step forward again en route to a national championship game appearance. While their points per game production fell to 35.33 points per game, Washington's offense was a more balanced unit. Penix was a Heisman finalist, passing for 4,903 yards and 36 touchdowns. Running back Dillon Johnson rushed for 1,195 yards and 16 touchdowns in a very multi-dimensional offense. Grubb's offense produced another season with two 1,000-yard receivers, as Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk both eclipsed 1,000 yards.

Under Ryan Grubb, the offense at Washington became one of the country's most lethal offenses, and the players' results show for it. Under Grubb, Rome Odunze has become a potential top-ten draft pick with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, twice becoming first-team All-Pac-12 and a consensus All-American in 2023. Michael Penix Jr became a Heisman contender, won the Maxwell Award, and was named a first-team All-American. Penix Jr will likely become a first-round draft pick in this year's draft thanks to Ryan Grubb's offense.

There's also Troy Fautanu, who became a likely first-round pick in Grubb's offense as an offensive lineman while winning the Morris Award given to the Pac-12's best offensive lineman. Fautanu developed under offensive line coach Scott Huff, who's joining DeBoer and Grubb on the Alabama staff.

Wide receivers Ja'Lynn Polk and Jalen McMillan each had 1,000-yard receiving seasons under Grubb, which will result in the pair being drafted in this year's NFL Draft. Running back Dillon Johnson transferred to Washington like Polk after a season of 488 rushing yards at Mississippi State and rushed for 1,195 yards and 16 touchdowns.