Report: Washington State DC Alex Grinch draws interest from Arkansas, Texas A&M

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch reportedly has received interest from two SEC schools.

On Wednesday, former Washington quarterback and current 710 ESPN radio host Brock Huard said Grinch is considering “multiple job offers,” including from Arkansas and Texas A&M. The analyst added that he’ll be surprised if Grinch remains at Washington State for next season.

However, Football Scoop’s Doug Samuels reported Texas A&M coaches have “their eyes on another person” and that the assistant was never offered the defensive coordinator job with the Aggies.

Both Arkansas and Texas A&M need to fill the crucial role. Jimbo Fisher was hired as Texas A&M’s next coach after Kevin Sumlin was fired, and Chad Morris was hired to replace Bret Bielema at Arkansas. Washington State finished the regular season with a 9-3 record, and the Cougars are fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring defense by allowing 24.4 points per game.

Grinch was named Washington State’s defensive coordinator in January 2015. Before his arrival at the school, he spent the previous three seasons at Missouri as a safeties coach.

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