Alabama, Washington, and Arizona coaching changes have transfer portal wide open again

Nick Saban's surprise retirement has reignited the coaching carousel and flooded the transfer portal with talent from Alabama, Washington, and Arizona.

Nov 25, 2023; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Isaiah Bond (17) celebrates
Nov 25, 2023; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Isaiah Bond (17) celebrates / John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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Washington notable outgoing transfers (since DeBoer’s departure)

Asa Turner. S. player. Senior. Asa Turner. . . . Asa Turner. 521

Turner got to Washington in 2019 and has been a big contributor for the Huskies in each of the past three seasons. Turner only played seven games this season and missed time due to injury, but finished with 26 tackles.

. Senior. Will Rogers. . (Mississippi State). Will Rogers. Will Rogers. player. 521. QB

Rogers played four seasons at Mississippi State including a prolific 2021 campaign in Mike Leach’s air raid system. He transferred to Washington this offseason but is back in the portal.

(Vanderbilt). Ethan Barr. player. 521. Ethan Barr. . . Senior. Ethan Barr. LB

Barr was a four-year contributor at Vanderbilt, including an 85-tackle season in 2021. He has one season of eligibility remaining and intended to use it at Washington, transferring to the Huskies this offseason. Now, he’s looking for a new home. 

S. 521. Mischael Powell. . player. Mishael Powell. . Mischael Powell. Junior.

Powell was fourth on the Washington defense in total snaps, playing 876, 312 in run defense, and 535 in coverage. He finished the year with 38 tackles, four pass breakups, and three interceptions.

. player. Jabbar Muhammad. . Jabbar Muhammad. Jabbar Muhammad. CB. . Junior. 521

Muhammad transferred to Washington from Oklahoma State last offseason and emerged as the Huskies’ No. 1 cornerback. He was targetted 83 times and allowed 43 catches for 465 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions and 12 pass breakups. 

Tre Watson. 521. . . Junior. Tre Watson. TE. player. (Fresno State). Tre Watson

Watson transferred to Washington this offseason to replace Jack Westover after hauling in 38 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns in his third year at Fresno State.  

Nate Kalepo. 521. . . LG. Nate Kalepo. Nate Kalepo. player. . Senior

Kalepo played 923 snaps on Washington’s Joe Moore Award-winning offensive line this season, primarily at left guard. 

. . Sophomore. Germie Bernard. player. 521. Germie Bernard. . Germie Bernard. WR

Bernard led all Washington returning players in receptions after Jalen McMillan, Ja’Lynn Polk, and Rome Odunze declared for the NFL draft. Bernard made 34 catches for 419 yards and two touchdowns.