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Andy Buh spurns coordinator job to stay with Kentucky Football

Any time a position coach turns down a coordinator job is a nice statement about where a program like UK is heading.

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The Kentucky Wildcats will have at least two changes on their football staff, and they apparently avoided having a third after one coach was offered a coordinator job elsewhere.

Fox 56's Dan Rieffer had an interview with head coach Mark Stoops in which he revealed a UK assistant coach was offered a coordinator job at a Power 5 program:

Now, Jon Hale of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports it was Andy Buh who turned down the coordinator job.

Buh just wrapped up his first season at Kentucky's outside linebackers coach. He's previously served as defensive coordinator or co-defensive coordinator at Stanford, Nevada and California while also being the Wisconsin linebackers coach in 2012.

While UK's defense struggled mightily at times this season, the improvements of several linebackers were one of the bright spots. Most notably, Khalid Henderson was vastly improved this season after being a liability much of his career. Jason Hatcher, Jabari Johnson and Denzil Ware also had productive seasons under Buh's tutelage.

It doesn't matter who said Power 5 school was, as any time a position coach turns down a coordinator job speaks to what he's got going for him at the current school, not to mention he probably feels good about the direction of the program.

If not, then why not leave and get a better job likely being paid more and having a bigger impact on a team? While UK is still a ways away from becoming an SEC power like Stoops hopes to make it, these kinds of commitments and turning down jobs at other programs will only help speed up the building process.