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Monday Headlines: Liam Coen Watch continues as Ohio State appears out

Ohio State appears to be out for Liam Coen.

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Liam Coen Drew Brown - Sea of Blue

Update: Here is the latest on Liam Coen from KSR’s Matt Jones, who says it’s unlikely that the Kentucky OC will end up at Ohio State.

Also, this feels like a positive development for the Kentucky Wildcats.

We can only hope at this point.

When you look at Kentucky Football’s offense on paper, they should be one of the better/well-oiled units in the Southeastern Conference. But unfortunately, this past season, they were incredibly average with lots of inconsistencies.

So if Kentucky has plenty of talent, what’s the reason behind their issues?

One could argue it’s the revolving door of transfer quarterbacks having to learn a completely new system. But how about the inconsistencies at offensive coordinator?

Two years ago, former UK quarterback Will Levis lit up opposing defenses with former UK wide receiver WanDale Robinson having a record season. Their offensive coordinator was Liam Coen, but once the season ended, he left to return to the Los Angeles Rams.

That lasted one season before Kentucky’s offense went down the drain and the Wildcats were able to bring Coen back to Lexington for a second stint with the program.

What’s unfortunate is Kentucky football could very well have yet another change at the offensive coordinator role as soon as this week.

According to reports, Coen is a serious candidate for two football teams — the Chicago Bears and Ohio State Buckeyes. Without disrespect towards Kentucky, both jobs are significant upgrades in the football world. But does that mean Coen would take one?

He’s clearly been known to bounce back and forth from college to the professional level. But after making a second stop in Lexington, you’d think he’d at least stay a while.

Either way, we’ll likely know more as the week unfolds.

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Highlight of Mike Edwards from over the weekend.


Kentucky Still Has Work To Do On Defense - Vaught’s Views

97 points to A&M was tough to swallow.

Prescott backs McCarthy as Jones mum on coach’s future - ESPN

Doesn’t sound good for Dallas.

Ugonna Onyenso Giving UK Inside Presence - Vaught’s Views

He had a heck of a game on Saturday.

Chargers first to meet with Jim Harbaugh about vacancy - ESPN

Will he really leave Michigan?

Calipari shoulders blame for Kentucky’s errors in overtime - KSR

He could’ve been better situationally.

Washington Huskies hire Arizona’s Jedd Fisch as next HC - USA Today

Big shoes to fill.

Coen is ‘serious candidate’ for 2 offensive coordinator openings - KSR

Several options on the table.

Detroit wins first postseason game in 32 years - USA Today

Have to be happy for them.