Kalen DeBoer leaving UW to replace Nick Saban at Alabama

It didn't take long for Alabama to find its next head coach
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

It's been a shocking week in terms of college football coaching moves. First Nick Saban, out of nowhere, announced that he was retiring from Alabama. Since then, several names had been linked as his potential replacement.

On Monday night, Kalen DeBoer was in the National Championship Game with Washington against Michigan. Now, he's already on his way out. On Friday, breaking news dropped that DeBoer will be the new head coach for Bama. Whoa.

DeBoer just wrapped up his second season with the Huskies. UW went 14-0 this year before falling to Michigan in the natty. He's considered one of the best coaches in the country and now he'll have huge shoes to fill in Tuscaloosa. Alabama wasted no time in making a move, but Washington will now have to find someone else to lead the program after a memorable 2023.