Paul Finebaum says he's 'very troubled' by Ryan Grubb's departure from Alabama, Kalen DeBoer
Paul Finebaum had an ominous reaction to Ryan Grubb’s departure last week from Alabama for the Seattle Seahawks.
The ESPN commentator said on Monday during his regular appearance on WJOX and “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” that he’s “very troubled by this decision.”
“After Kalen DeBoer was hired, most people agreed that the hiring of Ryan Grubb was going to be his best move,” Finebaum said. “While I’m well aware that he’s replacement, I don’t like what I’ve seen. I really don’t like that Ryan Grubb stood up the other day and said that ‘I am the offensive coordinator’ if he wasn’t sure. I realize it’s National Signing Day, but this whole this really smells and I don’t know where the blame lies. I don’t mind the guy getting an opportunity, but to me it’s a very bad look for Alabama.”
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Finebaum suggested that Alabama should turn to an assistant who DeBoer is comfortable with. But Finebaum wouldn’t advise DeBoer to call plays himself because of all that’s on his plate at Alabama.