4 ideal head coaching candidates for Arizona football

Arizona football needs a new head coach after Jedd Fisch went to Washington and here are four ideal candidates for the Wildcats.

Dec 2, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UNLV Rebels head coach Barry Odom watches from the sidelines
Dec 2, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UNLV Rebels head coach Barry Odom watches from the sidelines / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Ryan Grubb, Alabama OC

Grubb was a candidate for the Washington job before it went to Jedd Fisch. Grubb is now set to follow Kalen DeBoer to Alabama but if I was running the coaching search for Arizona football, I would interview Grubb.

Why not replace one offensive guru with another? Fisch is a guy that was known for his offensive prowess and his ability to work with quarterbacks. Grubb would be in that same mold.

Yes, it would be a bit of a gamble. There are likely to be candidates with head-coaching experience that are looking for this job, but the offensive gurus tend to have success. It really feels like Arizona could lean into the Big 12 style of play and with Grubb, it feels like there's a chance the Wildcats could continue their current trajectory.