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Monday Headlines: Kentucky’s New Offense

The excitement is building for what this unit can do in 2022.

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After Kentucky’s men’s and women’s basketball teams saw early exits from the NCAA Tournament, there was already an urgency for football season to arrive. Following Saturday’s Spring Game, fans are even more excited about the offense Kentucky will put on the field.

When the Wildcats lost offensive Liam Coen to the NFL, there was concern for what exactly head coach Mark Stoops had in mind as a transition at signal caller. It appears Stoops, as he has done a great job with so far at Kentucky, made the right hire in Rich Scangarello.

The 49-year-old OC has 25 years of experience and has immediately gelled with quarterback Will Levis. The second-year Wildcat will have some weapons returning for another season but is also working on building chemistry with some new offensive pieces. One of those new faces — Dane Key — caught a touchdown in Saturday’s scrimmage and will provide an immediate impact for a Wildcats’ offense that lost Wan’Dale Robinson to the NFL Draft.

Kentucky appears to be fairly deep at multiple positions — including tight end — with Levis being arguably the best quarterback the Wildcats have had since the great Tim Couch. The Southeastern Conference has historically been known for the NFL-level defenses they put on the field. But with the offensive part of football becoming the trend in today’s game, Kentucky should be right in the mix when fall arrives. If that ends up being true, Levis and Scangarello will be amongst the main reasons why the Wildcats are performing at a high level.

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