The Alabama Crimson Tide has been going through rapid changes. After Nick Saban retired, the university moved swiftly to hire former Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer. He is now working on filling out his staff and landed a huge assistant on Wednesday. Former Washington offensive line coach Scott Huff will come to Tuscaloosa.
Alabama Hires Scott Huff To Coach The Offensive Line
Washington had an award-winning offensive line in 2023. The unit won the Joe Moore Award, which recognizes the nation’s top unit. He has been with the program since 2017 and has consistently had at least one lineman earn All-Pac-12 honors every year. CBS Sports analyst Aaron Taylor had this to say about the 2023 unit coached by Huff.
“Washington was on the committee’s radar almost immediately due to their rare combination of physicality and athleticism. They got better as the season progressed and consistently stepped up when it mattered. But what seemed to put them over the top was their junk yard dawg demeanor and how they looked to punish and set the tone with their physical style of play. Their level of effort, strain, and physicality is rare for this style of offense, and the voting body seemed to appreciate that.”
Huff will now get to coach at a program that has pumped out offensive line talent over the years.
A Massive Boost
The Crimson Tide have seen many of those award-winning linemen follow DeBoer to Tuscaloosa. They are already familiar with Huff, making the transition much easier. An elite offensive line can cover up many deficiencies. The key for next season is going to be giving quarterback Jalen Milroe time to make a play. If Huff can come in and give the team an elite offensive line, the SEC will have to watch out.