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Tuesday Headlines: Next Offensive Coordinator Edition

Who will take Liam Coen’s place on Kentucky’s sideline?

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Not-so-good news broke Monday that Kentucky Wildcats offensive coordinator Liam Coen is officially leaving to re-join the Los Angeles Rams as their offensive coordinator.

After leaving the Rams in 2020 where he was the quarterbacks coach, Coen joined Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops to take over offensive play-calling duties, as well as becoming the quarterbacks coach.

The Wildcats saw their most efficient passing game in quite some time with Coen calling the plays and his relationship with rising star quarterback Will Levis was quite fluid.

Levis and several key pieces elected to forgo the NFL Draft this spring and instead return for one more year at Kentucky. Some of their decisions were likely based on Coen still calling plays for the Wildcats.

Unfortunately, that won’t be the case this fall. Coen was with Kentucky for just one season before the news of him returning to the Rams broke. Now, the Wildcats will begin their search for his replacement.

So... who will that person be?

Scott Woodward, Kentucky’s wide receivers coach, makes a ton of sense. He knows the program better than any other candidate and already has excellent relationships with Kentucky’s players. He’s also a person Stoops can clearly trust.

However, there are a few other names floating around that could land in Lexington. Bush Hamdan, Brian Brohm, Spencer Whipple and Major Applewhite are just a few.

Regardless of who Kentucky chooses, fans should be confident that Stoops will make a quality hire. After all, he’s done a pretty exceptional job in regards to implementing key coaches across his entire staff.

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Impact Analysis: Liam Coen to the Rams - Cats Illustrated

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The latest on Washington and Wheeler injuries - Kentucky Sports Radio

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Gonzaga Bulldogs unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25 - ESPN

Kentucky falls to No. 6.

UK is the betting favorite to win the SEC Tournament - Kentucky Sports Radio

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Juwan Howard suspended for rest of Wolverines’ regular season - ESPN

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Medina Spirit stripped of Kentucky Derby win - Kentucky Sports Radio

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Goran Dragic joining Brooklyn Nets for rest of season - ESPN

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