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Gino Guidugli emerges as a potential candidate for Kentucky OC

Will the Kentucky native become the play-caller for the Cats?

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The Kentucky Wildcats offensive coordinator search has been a whirlwind through the first week of the job’s vacancy.

Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen has surfaced as the early favorite to return to Lexington, but after some recent reports, it seems there could be some complications with the timing due to the NFL season.

Another name has surfaced today, as according to The Athletic, Gino Guidugli, the offensive coordinator at Cincinnati this past season, is a candidate for the position.

Originally from Northern Kentucky, Guidugli has strong ties to the state after playing for Fort Thomas Highlands, then his collegiate football for Cincinnati. He spent five seasons on Fickell’s staff primarily in a quarterback’s coach role.

It still seems that the top option will be a return to Lexington for Coen, but it appears Stoops is getting his ducks in a row in case they are unable to come to an agreement.

Going to be another busy few days, to see who ends up calling plays for the Cats next season.